Djokovic to miss rest of 2017 sea­son

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Bel­grade, Ser­bia - Twelve-time Grand Slam cham­pion No­vak Djokovic will miss the rest of the sea­son with an el­bow in­jury, he an­nounced on Wed­nes­day.

The 30 year old Serb was forced to re­tire from his Wim­ble­don quar­ter­fi­nal against To­mas Berdych ear­lier this month be­cause of the prob­lem, and will now sit out of next month's US Open. In a live Face­book video post from Bel­grade, the for­mer world No 1 said that af­ter suf­fer­ing from the in­jury for a year-and-a-half, he had "made a de­ci­sion to not play any com­pe­ti­tion, any tour­na­ments" for the rest of 2017.

"Un­for­tu­nately this is the de­ci­sion that had to be made at this mo­ment. Wim­ble­don was prob­a­bly the tough­est tour­na­ment for me in terms of feel­ing the pain that has es­ca­lated," he said.

No­vak Djokovic

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