Friday, February 23, 2024

Sport News: Novak Djokovic Quits Tennis Till End Of The Season

Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will not play again in 2017 because of an elbow injury. Former world number one Djokovic, 30, retired injured during his Wimbledon quarter-final match against Tomas Berdych on 12 July. He claimed to have been suffering from an elbow problem for 18 months.Djokovic said he would spend the time building up his fitness and strength, as well as working on areas of his game he felt needed to be improved. It means Djokovic will miss the US Open, which starts on 28 August, and where he was champion in 2011 and 2015.His absence from Flushing Meadows ends a run of 51 consecutive appearances at Grand Slams. Coach Andre Agassi has committed to stay with Djokovic for the 2018 season.Photo Credit: Getty

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