Osaka’s absence was confirmed by organisers on Wednesday, with the Indian Wells Masters scheduled to take place from October 4 to October 17 after the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Djokovic had an emotional end to his US Open as he left his post-match press conference in tears after losing the final to Daniil Medvedev.
The British teenage sensation won the Grand Slam as a qualifier – the first time anyone has done that in history.
Djokovic was trying to become the first man in over a half-century to win all four majors in the same year
The world No 1 was blitzed 6-1 in an astonishing first set by the 20-year-old American, who produced just a single unforced error as he served out to take the opener in just 29 minutes.
Ukrainian Svitolina is yet to drop a set this fortnight and recovered from a break down to take the first against the 12th seed.
Murray, 34, blasted the Greek third seed for the “nonsense” and said he had lost respect for him after Tsitsipas disappeared off court for almost eight minutes at the start of the fifth set.
The third seed allayed any fears about a lack of matches during what has been a turbulent year after her withdrawal from the French Open and decision to skip Wimbledon.
In a post on social media, the 39-year-old American said the decision was made after “careful consideration” on the advice of her medical team.
The 20-time grand slam champion, who won his fourth Flushing Meadows title two years ago, is still troubled by the foot injury he aggravated at the French Open.
He announced the decision to withdraw from the last Grand Slam of the year on his Instagram account. Federer, who recently went under the knife, said he needs more surgeries, which will keep him out of action for quite a few months.
Djokovic defeated Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 6-4, 6-3 in the men’s singles, while aiming to become the first man to win all four Grand Slam titles and Olympic gold in the same year.
The world number one triumphed 6-7 (6/8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 over the Greek 22-year-old who was playing in his first Slam final.
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The 27-year-old world number three, beaten in his first three Grand Slam finals, started as favourite in this brutal and nerve-jangling match
The 22-year-old won the US Open in 2016 and Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2017
Williams looked supreme in the first set as a US Open final rematch against Naomi Osaka beckoned but Azarenka fought back superbly to win 1-6 6-3 6-3.
The 23-times Grand Slam winner came up short in the second set tie-break, with her power serve abandoning her when she needed it most
Djokovic, who has already been stripped of his $250,000 (£190,000) in prize money for reaching the last-16, was given a further punishment by tournament organisers for his actions on court against Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.
This was after a point loss during the first set of his match against Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta.