In­jured Djokovic looks likely to miss US Open

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

NOVAK Djokovic’s el­bow in­jury is likely to force the for­mer world No. 1 to miss the US Open, Ser­bian news­pa­per Sport­ski Zur­nal has re­ported.

Ser­bian doc­tor Zdenko Milinkovic told the pa­per Djokovic would need to rest for six to 12 weeks, ef­fec­tively rul­ing him out for the rest of the ATP Tour sea­son.

“Symp­toms have calmed down. He was with a spe­cial­ist in Toronto for ad­di­tional tests,” Milinkovic said.

“Now it’s im­por­tant to look at the dif­fer­ent types of pro­ce­dures that can af­fect re­cov­ery.”

Djokovic last ap­peared on court in a Wimbedon quar­ter­fi­nal, where he was un­able to con­tinue against Czech repub­lic star To­mas Berdych.

The pa­per re­ports that the in­jury wors­ened the more Djokovic played.

Djokovic will ad­dress his sit­u­a­tion at me­dia con­fer­ence in Bel­grade this week.

Ser­bia's Novak Djokovic.

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