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Novak Djokovic to Play in 2020 US Open

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The Number 1 ranked Novak Djokovic announced Thursday he will play in the 2020 US Open.

Djokovic was not initially on board to participate and complained about the U.S. Tennis Association’s plans to move forward. However, in a recent statement, Djokovic said, “It was not an easy decision to make with all the obstacles and challenges on many sides, but the prospect of competing again makes me really excited.”

Djokovic tested positive for COVID-19 back in June but is set to enter the Grand Slam tournament and the hard-court tuneup preceding it in New York.

He has won three of his 17 Grand Slam titles at the U.S. Open and was the runner-up there five times.

The U.S. Open is scheduled to begin Aug. 31, without spectators.