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  • Fatigued, Novak Djokovic pulls out of Davis Cup tie against India

    Stephanie Myles at Busted Racquet7 mths ago

    NEW YORK – Serbia must defeat India in a Davis Cup in Bangalore this weekend to remain in the prestigious World Group in 2014.

    But they'll have to do it without Novak Djokovic.

    The world No. 1, who meekly bowed out to Kei Nishikori in the U.S. Open semi-finals Saturday and was a shadow of his usual self throughout the U.S. summer hard-court season, has bailed out of this weekend's playoff tie, citing "fatigue."

    It's not much of a surprise to anyone, even though he's hardly the only player who went deep into the U.S. Open who is scheduled to play Davis Cup this weekend. Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will host Italy in Geneva, and finalist Marin Cilic, who plays Monday evening in New York, is part of the Croatian contingent that will face the Netherlands in Amsterdam.

    Serbian captain Bogdan Obradovic said he spoke to Djokovic Sunday night and was informed that the main reason was "fatigue" although Djokovic also wants to spend time with new wife Jelena Ristic, who is very pregnant with the couple's first child.

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