Tennis - World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, will be accompanied by Goran Ivanisevic, part of his coaching team, Ulises Badio, his personal physiotherapist and Italian Edoardo Artaldi, his manager, on his trip to New York for the Western & Southern Open and the US Open in New York.
Djokovic's long-time coach Marjan Vajda did not board the flight along with the Djokovic team for New York, as per a post by Ivanisevic on social media.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic travels to New York for the US Open
As per the USTA regulations for players travelling to New York, a player may have a maximum entourage of three people at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Ivanisevic, a former Wimbledon champon, posted an update on social media, saying, "It’s time for the strangest @cincytennis and @usopen ever. Hoping this is a one-time thing and let the games begin 😷🇺🇸🗽🎾"
A few days ago, Djokovic confirmed that he would travel to New York to compete in the Western & Southern Open and the US Open in New York.
Hoping this is a one-time thing and let the games begin 😷🇺🇸🗽🎾
The Western & Southern Open starts on August 22nd while the US Open begins on 31st August. Djokovic will be aiming to win his 18th Grand Slam singles title in New York and close the gap on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the race for most number of Grand Slam singles titles.
Federer currently has 20 Grand Slam singles titles and will not be in New York due to his knee injury. Defending champion Rafael Nadal, of Spain, has decided not to travel to New York due to concerns about travelling amidst the current health situation.
Novak Djokovic is the current World No.
I am happy to confirm that I will participate at @cincytennis and @usopen this year. It was not an easy decision to make with all the obstacles and challenges on many sides, but the prospect of competing again makes me really excited.
See you soon New York 😃💪🏼 Drago mi je što mogu da potvrdim da ću se takmičiti na Western & Southern Open-u i US Open-u ove godine. Nije mi bilo lako da donesem odluku, pogotovo uzimajući u obzir sve prepreke i izazove, ali radujem se što ću moći ponovo da se takmičim na teniskom terenu 😃💪🏼
1 in men's tennis. Besides his 17 Grand Slam singles titles, he has also won five season-ending ATP Finals titles, 34 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 14 ATP Tour 500 titles, and has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for over 280 weeks.
At the majors, he has won a record eight Australian Open titles, five Wimbledon titles, three US Open titles, and one French Open title. He is also the only male player to have won all nine of the Masters 1000 tournaments and was part of the Serbian team that won the Davis Cup team in 2010 and the ATP Cup in 2020.