Novak Djokovic provides injury update and explains schedule for remainder of 2019
Oct. 12, 2019
Novak Djokovic says his elbow pain has completely cleared.
Novak Djokovic provided an injury update after being dumped out of the Shanghai Masters by Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The world No 1 complained of pain in his elbow following the third-round victory over John Isner.
However, the Serbian was over the problem for his clash with Tsitsipas yesterday, which ended in a surprise defeat.
“Yes. No, no. No issues,” Djokovic said.
“Thank you for asking. No issues.”
Djokovic plans to continue with his plans for 2019 and will compete at the Paris Masters later this month.
He will then close out his season at the ATP Finals before representing Serbia at the Davis Cup.
Djokovic said: “Scheduled to play Paris and London for now.”
Meanwhile, the 16-time Grand Slam winner wanted the focus to be on Tsisipas after their brilliant battle.
“Well, he deserved the victory. He was the better player,” Djokovic explained.
“Second and third set I started off very well, but then I wasn’t sharp.
“I lacked, you know, that little bit of, I guess, dynamic movement and acceleration in my shots. I didn’t have any breakpoints for two sets.
“I mean, he did serve well, credit to him, but just wasn’t pleased with the way I played.
“I felt okay. It was just that — yeah, it was one of those days where you just maybe can’t find that sharpness that is necessary in these kind of matches.
“He had the high quality tennis and he played very well, I think, after his serve. He was backing up his serve with a really good and aggressive first shots in the rally.
“As I said, I didn’t make him defend, you know, I guess enough. I just gave him enough time to really dictate the play from back of the court, and, you know, he deserved to win.”
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