The actuality of the Top Ten of the ATP could be classified as almost nil, because only four of the ten best placed in the tennis planet participate in the Masters 1000 of Canada, while the remaining six do not dispute it due to rest or injury.
After participating in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in which he fell to the Spanish Pablo Carreño Busta in the game for third place, Serbian Novak Djokovic (1st) decided to take a break and announced on Tuesday that he will not play the Cincinnati tournament either to dedicate more time to his family.
For its part, Spaniard Rafael Nadal (4th), who has suffered from a discomfort in his left foot for months, He recently got off Toronto and it is unknown how long he will be away from the circuit.
Like Djokovic, the German Alexander Zverev (5th), who also participated in Tokyo, where the gold medal was hung, He argued that he needed an adequate rest to end the season in the North American cement in the best way.
Austrian Dominic Thiem (6th), last champion of the US Open, suffered an injury to his right wrist two months ago, at the ATP 250 Mallorca Championship, competition played on grass, and, although it is progressing favorably, its return date is unknown.
Another who left the courts a few weeks ago is Italian Matteo Berrettini (8th), Wimbledon finalist, who dropped out of the Olympics because of a muscle strain in his left leg, which worsened in the British Grand Slam.
Finally, the Swiss Roger Federer (9th), who turned 40 last Sunday, He expressed in recent days that he will not play Toronto and Cincinnati due to an old injury to his right knee, which returned in the season on grass.