Djokovic will not participate in the group stage of the Davis Cup in Serbia for personal reasons

Novak Djokovic will miss Serbia’s Davis Cup final group stage matches from Valencia next week for personal reasons, the country’s tennis federation announced on Monday.

The former world no. that he couldn’t travel to New York for the last major of the year.

Djokovic, 35, was expected to return to action in the first men’s team event, but Serbian captain Viktor Troicki said in a statement zapoceo-pripreme-u -beogradu/ posted on the Teniski Savez Srbije website that the player had canceled his participation.

Reuters has contacted Djokovic’s team for comment.

Djokovic’s official website lists the September 23-25 ​​Laver Cup at London’s O2 Arena as his next tournament, followed by an ATP 250 event in Tel Aviv and the Paris Masters in late October.

Serbia were drawn in Group B alongside Spain, South Korea and Canada.

Two teams from each of the four groups will advance to the quarter-finals of this year’s event with the round of 16 taking place in November in Malaga.