Novak Djokovic will not play at next week’s China Open, after pulling out because of an elbow injury.
The six-time champion, who has won 29 straight matches at the event, revealed this on his website.
“I am extremely disappointed not to be able to compete at the China Open this year,” said Djokovic, who hasn’t played since losing the US Open final to Stan Wawrinka.
“I’m still recovering from my elbow injury and have been advised not to play until my condition improves.
“The China Open is one of my favourite tournaments…I love competing in front of the passionate Chinese fans and I look forward to coming back to Beijing in the future.”
The 18th edition of the China Open, will be held at the National Tennis Center in Beijing, from October 3 to 9.