Novak Djokovic: 'I will decide about Beijing in the next few days'



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Novak Djokovic: 'I will decide about Beijing in the next few days'

Despite the fact he lost both matches at the last week's Laver Cup in Chicago, world number 3 and reigning Wimbledon and US Open champion Novak Djokovic had a great time in the USA together with the rest of the Team Europe that eventually won the title for the second year in a row, mainly thanks to Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev. Novak and Roger played alongside each other for the very first time in the opening day doubles match, losing 6-7 6-3 10-6 against Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock before the South African toppled the Serb in singles on day two, prevailing 7-6 5-7 10-5 in what had been the last match of the tournament for Novak as he didn't face Nick Kyrgios in the 12th and the last match of the tournament on Sunday.

Novak will now travel home to Serbia to see his kids and make a decision about whether or not he will compete at the next week's ATP 500 event in Beijing next week, winning six titles there between 2009-2015. After winning the US Open, Novak is just 1035 points behind Rafael Nadal who decided to skip Beijing and Shanghai and the Serb could become the leader of the ATP Race with good results in these events if he opts to travel to Beijing.

"Unfortunately I lost both matches I played at Laver Cup but I'm glad that Team Europe won because today's encounters were really exciting. It was a close battle in every match until the very last point and that really made this last day a great one.

This is one of the competitions that allows you to be in the same team with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev and I would love to come back. I would love to see an even stronger Team Europe in 2019 but I can't guarantee at the moment I will be there, we will see.

I'm coming home to Serbia to see my kids and in the next three days I will think about playing in Beijing because I'm still not sure. I will certainly play in Shanghai."

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