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Novak Djokovic considers missing US Open due to ‘extreme’ restrictions

  • Top-ranked male player says others share ‘negative’ view
  • Serb targets claycourt season to make return to action

World No 1 Novak Djokovic is thinking of skipping the US Open – if it is played – and instead returning to competition on clay ahead of the rescheduled French Open.

Speaking to Serbia’s state broadcaster RTS on Tuesday, Djokovic said the restrictions that would be in place for the Grand Slam tournament in New York because of the coronavirus pandemic would be “extreme” and not “sustainable.”

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