“I am getting ready to participate,” Djokovic wrote on social media. “Fingers intertwined!”
More than 43,000 people have signed an online petition asking Djokovic to take part in the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year, which begins in New York at the end of August. The Serb was also not allowed to participate in the Australian Open at the beginning of this year due to his vaccination status. The Serb later said he’d rather miss a tournament than get vaccinated.
Djokovic won his 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon earlier this month, one title ahead of record holder Rafael Nadal. He lost to the Spaniard in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros.
Bautista Agut The best in Kitzbühel
Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut booked his 11th championship win on the ATP Tour in Kitzbühel. The 34-year-old Spaniard, ranked 20th in the world, beat Filip Misulic in two sets in the final on Austrian clay, 6-2, 6-2.
The 20-year-old Austrian Misulic had surprisingly reached the final battle of the championship in his country. The world number 205 was forced to play his first match against German Yannick Hanfmann in the semi-finals on Saturday. That match was halted in Friday’s tiebreak due to rain. Misolic won the tiebreak 7-4 and then qualified for the final. However, he was practically without a chance against Bautista Agut, who won the Doha Championship earlier this year.
WTA Final in Prague
On the WTA tour, the final will be held in Prague between Russia’s Anastasia Poputova and Marie Bozkova of the Czech Republic. Boputova (21) beat China’s Qiang Wang 6-3, 6-0, and 24-year-old Bozkova won the Czech meeting with Linda Noskova 7-6 (4) 6-3.
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