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Taylor Fritz: “Novak Djokovic was not going to play either way”

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The Miami Open is one of the seven ATP tournaments cancelled due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The second seasonal Masters 1000 looked for any solution to guarantee the tournament, also considering the option to play behind closed doors.

According to reports from the Daily Mirror, this system was illustrated in front of the Players Council, but Novak Djokovic would have excluded it by affirming that the situation related to the virus would worsen at any moment.

Taylor Fritz has shed some light on the subject.

“Novak left before we(the player union) discussed anything because he was just, either way, not going to play the tournaments. So before we came to the decision that it as going to be cancelled for six weeks, I believe he had already made a personal decision that he is out,” said Fritz.

Source: TennisWorldUSA

Federer, Nadal and Djokovic played a big role in the decision to suspend the ATP Tour