Printed: December 30, 2017 1:19 pm
A day after he pulled out of the Abu Dhabi event, Novak Djokovic has made official that he can be skipping the Qatar Open in Doha as properly. The Serbian cited a recurrence of ache in his elbow as the explanation for withdrawal from the 2 tournaments. Djokovic was going into the Qatar Open because the defending champion however the newest resolution places his return to Australian Open unsure.
“Unfortunately, the situation with the elbow has not changed for better since yesterday. I still feel the pain. Therefore, I will have to withdraw from ATP tournament in Doha, that has been voted the best 250 tournament in 2017,” he mentioned in an announcement on his official web site. “I am sorry that I will not be able to play in front of my fans here. I have great memories of this tournament and the matches I played, like the final against Andy from last year. The atmosphere at the stadium is always wonderful, the organization is on the highest level, and I will surely miss it a lot. However, after the thorough consultations with the medical team, we decided to keep up with the therapies and elbow treatments. Only when I’m 100% ready to play, I will be able to come back. I hope it will be soon. I want to thank everyone for patience and understanding,” he additional added.
Djokovic has not competed since Wimbledon the place he ended his quarterfinal brief with the elbow damage that has plagued him for a very long time. Then, he trailed Tomas Berdych 6-7, Zero-2 earlier than calling it quits.
Different prime contenders for Australian Open, beginning January 15, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka are additionally damage affected going into the primary Grand Slam of the yr. Nadal had pulled out of Abu Dhabi exhibition occasion after which Brisbane. Murray, who performed an exhibition set in opposition to Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday, is scheduled to play in Brisbane. Whereas Wawrinka didn’t play Abu Dhabi and there’s no phrase on his subsequent look.
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