Novak Djokovic out for ‘some time’ with wrist in­jury

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World num­ber two Novak Djokovic has said he will not play ten­nis “for some time” to let his in­jured wrist heal af­ter los­ing to Roger Fed­erer in Monte Carlo.

Djokovic, the de­fend­ing cham­pion, had strug­gled with a sore wrist all week and went down 7-5 6-2 on Satur­day.

The Serb, 26, said he does not need surgery be­fore the French Open, which starts on 25 May.

“I just rest now,” said Djokovic. “I can­not play ten­nis for some time. How long, I don’t know.”

The French Open is the only Grand Slam that Djokovic has yet to win, al­though he went close to beat­ing Rafael Nadal in last year’s semi-fi­nals be­fore los­ing in five sets.

Djokovic is due to play at the Madrid Masters from 5 May and the Ital­ian Open the fol­low­ing week be­fore re­turn­ing to Roland Gar­ros.

“The good thing is I don’t need to have a surgery,” he said. “I don’t have any rup­ture or some­thing like that.

“It’s re­ally not in my hands any more. I’m go­ing to rest and see when it can heal 100%, then I will be back on the court.”

Djokovic had won con­sec­u­tive Masters 1,000 ti­tles in Shang­hai, Paris, In­dian Wells and Mi­ami be­fore los­ing to Fed­erer in Satur­day’s Monte Carlo semi-fi­nals.

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