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Djokovic confirms his withdrawal from the Open National Bank

Djokovic confirms his withdrawal from the Open National Bank

Serbian Novak Djokovic announced his withdrawal from the Montreal tournament. It’s no surprise.

The former world number one cannot enter Canada due to his vaccination status. At Wimbledon, a few days before his coronation, he indicated that he had not intended to receive an injection before the start of the hard court season on North American soil.

As expected, his presence at the US Open is extremely vulnerable. Unless there is a sudden relaxation from the US authorities. It would be amazing.

Along with Djokovic, the German Oscar Otti lost. These two withdrawals open the door for Frenchman Benjamin Ponzi and Australian Nick Kyrgios, who secured a place in the main draw.

The draw will take place today at the end of the afternoon in Place Ville Mare. Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas will be present to comment on the first matches.

Gallarno gets a pass

Alexis Gallarno, a keeper, was a nice surprise on Thursday. He received one of four permits for the National Open Bank.

The others were won by Andy Murray, David Goffin and Canadian Vasek Pospisil. All of these choices are at the discretion of the Montreal Championship leaders.

Returning to Galarneau, this will be his first participation in the Masters 1000. The 23-year-old lost in the final of the Challenger Championship in Winnipeg last weekend. We can believe he will make it to the tournament with a good dose of confidence.

Lavallois is currently ranked 238th in the world. If we don’t know him well, it’s because he spent five years in a North Carolina State University program.

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Natural Murray

Murray’s choice was not surprising. Once the list of players in his tournament was revealed, director Eugène Lapierre indicated that the Briton might be one of his options for the pass.

Murray, a three-time tournament winner, is now 50th in the ATP rankings. He would like to use the Montreal and Washington tournaments to earn valuable points.

The 35-year-old would love to secure a place among the favorites ahead of the US Open. He showed that he is still playing tennis well this season when he reached the final in Stuttgart and Sydney.

Will Montreal fans see Murray for the last time? It wouldn’t be surprising.

As for Goffin, it is the Belgian who finds his tendencies. The former top 10 players in the world put on a solid performance at Wimbledon where they lost in the quarter-finals.

He hasn’t played many tournaments in the past two years. Last year, he had to end his season due to a knee injury.