Djokovic to skip Serbia's Davis Cup quarter-final

Djokovic said he "wasn't 100%" and would not lead Serbia against the defending Davis Cup champions in Belgrade from July 15-17.

World number one Djokovic suffered his earliest Grand Slam exit since 2009 when he lost in the third round to Sam Querrey 7-6 (8/6), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) at the All England Club.   -  AP

Novak Djokovic will not play for Serbia in the Davis Cup quarter-final against Andy Murray's Great Britain after crashing out of Wimbledon on Saturday.

World No. 1 Djokovic suffered his earliest Grand Slam exit since 2009 when he lost in the third round to Sam Querrey 7-6 (8/6), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) at the All England Club.

It ended his 30-match win streak in the majors as well as his hopes of going on to complete the first calendar Grand Slam since 1969.

The 29-year-old said he "wasn't 100%" and would not lead Serbia against the defending Davis Cup champions in Belgrade from July 15-17.

"No, I'm not going to play Davis Cup," he said when asked about his plans.

"Thankfully I have a family and I have a life outside of tennis. I have plenty of things to look forward to.

"I'm going to obviously pay more attention to those things than tennis in the next period. I need it.

"It's been a very successful year so far, but very long one, exhausting one, in every sense of that word. I just need to get away from tennis."

Despite Djokovic's withdrawal from the tie, Murray insisted he intends to play in the tie.

"My plan is to play. But I yeah also need to see how things go at the end of this event. It has been a long few months for me already," said Murray.

"I need to just assess how I'm feeling at the end of the event, and hopefully I can go a long way here. That's what my target is.

"But I'm not basing my decision on Novak. I want to play in the tie. If I'm physically fit, I'll be there."

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