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Novak Djokovic is a three-time champion in Madrid.

Djokovic Withdraws From Madrid

The World No. 1 lost in the Belgrade semi-finals last week

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the Mutua Madrid Open, the ATP Masters 1000 tournament announced on Wednesday.

"Sorry that I won’t be able to travel to Madrid this year and meet all my fans,” Djokovic said. “It’s been two years already, quite a long time. Hope to see you all next year!”

Djokovic is a three-time Madrid champion, including a victory in the tournament's most recent edition in 2019. The Serbian last competed one week ago in Belgrade, where he advanced to the semi-finals before losing against breakthrough Russian Aslan Karatsev in a three-hour, 26-minute battle.

The 33-year-old owns a 12-2 record on the season, including a run to his ninth Australian Open title in Melbourne.

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