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ATP | Djokovic unlikely to play the US Open

With the US Open juts five weeks away fans will be wanting to know whether Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will have recovered in time to participate.

It seems that Novak Djokovic is unlikely to be playing while Andy Murray may well be there.

He has a bruised bone due to excessive playing. He did not have enough of a pause, Novak clenched his teeth and continued playing despite a serious injury. It was always a big concern for me as his friend Zdenko Milinkovic

The Serbian newspaper Sportski Zurnal has reported that the injury to Djokovic’s elbow is likely to keep him out of Flushing Meadows as he still requires to rest it for six to twelve weeks which would rule him out of participating in the last major of the season. In fact for possibly the rest of the season.

“Symptoms have calmed down, he was with a specialist in Toronto for additional tests,” said Zdenko Milinkovic, an orthopaedic surgeon and friend, who made the recommendations for the rest period.

“He also consulted our experts. Now it’s important to look at the different types of procedures that can affect recovery.”

Explaining the injury, he added: “He has a bruised bone due to excessive playing. He did not have enough of a pause, Novak clenched his teeth and continued playing despite a serious injury. It was always a big concern for me as his friend.”

The 30-year-old former No. 1 last played at Wimbledon when he retired with that injury from a quarter-final match against Tomas Berdych.

Surgery still remains an option but that would be a last resort as the symptoms are improving by all accounts. He has also been advised not to train with a racket but can still involve himself in fitness training with an assessment of his recovery scheduled later this week when a press conference is expected to be called.

Meanwhile there is no official news from the Murray camp as to the state of his hip problem though the world number one has posted a video practising against a wall, and a picture of himself at a swimming pool with his physio Shane Annun.

Whether he will play the Canadian Open and Cincinnati Masters remain unconfirmed but in general the news of his recovery seems to be very positive as regards the US Open, the final Grand Slam on the tennis calendar, which is being played between August 28 and September 10 in New York.





  1. Colette Marsden

    Good. He needs a rest and a break from tennis. He looks burnt out ?

  2. Marie Maxwell

    Leave the players alone to deal with their own injuries and problems…… We don’t need to make their situation worse


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