Sad Djokovic out of Miami
MIAMI: World No 2 Novak Djokovic won’t defend his Miami Masters title, saying on Sunday that he was withdrawing because of an elbow injury, the same ailment that has also sidelined topranked Andy Murray.
“Sadly, I won’t be able to defend my title in Miami this week,” Djokovic said in a Facebook posting.
“My doctor has strongly advised against play because my elbow injury, that I keep carrying on for months, got worse in the past week.
“I will do everything in my power to recover and do all the necessary therapy to be able to return on court as soon as possible.”
Djokovic joins World No 1 Murray on the sidelines for the elite hard court tournament. Murray pulled out on Saturday, also with an elbow injury.
Even as Murray withdrew, there were reports that Djokovic was seeing a doctor in Monte Carlo about elbow trouble after falling in the fourth round to 16th-ranked Nick Kyrgios at the Indian Wells Masters.
Djokovic’s loss to Kyrgios was his second in as many weeks to the Australian, who also upset him in the quarter-finals at Acapulco. AFP
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