World No. 1, Novak Djokovic will not play the Madrid Open for a second year running to rest before the Rome Open and the Rolland Garros.
Organisers of the clay Masters event announced in a statement on Wednesday that the Serb has confirmed he will take a break “before continuing with his planned calendar at the Rome and Roland Garros tournaments.”
The 27-year-old has been in top form so far this tennis season with victories at the Australian Open and Masters event successes in Miami, Indian Wells and Monte Carlo.
He is favorite for a first French Open title next month as Rafael Nadal has yet to fully regain fitness following surgery and injury setback.