World No.1 Novak Djokovic withdraws from Madrid Open after Banja Luka struggles

Breaking news has just been confirmed that Novak Djokovic will not play in next week's Madrid Open which is due to take place between 26 April - 7 May.

The draw is set to be confirmed on Sunday and the World No.1 Djokovic adding to the already withdrawn Rafael Nadal will not be part of the line-up.

Playing this week in Banja Luka, Djokovic gave a damning verdict after losing to Dusan Lajovic that he didn't think he could compete at the top level with those who are used to the surface.

This after he lost at the Monte-Carlo Masters to Lorenzo Musetti with injury fears also in place after a practice session with Matteo Berrettini who himself has been out injured since.

It means the only chance to potentially see both Djokovic and Nadal together before Roland Garros will be Internazionali BNL d'Italia Rome as of time of writing, but even Nadal remains a doubt for that.

No reason has yet been given by Djokovic as to why he has decided to withdraw.

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