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Djokovic injured

Djokovic injured

The rumours about Novak DjokovicŠ—Ès fitness for the Miami Open, have now been confirmed and he will not be defending his title in Florida.

My doctor has strongly advised against play because my elbow injury

The world number two Novak Djokovic has pulled out this yearŠ—Ès second Masters event citing an elbow injury.

"My doctor has strongly advised against play because my elbow injury, that I keep carrying on for months, got worse in the past week," the six time Miami Open champion said in a statement.

"I will do everything in my power to recover and do all the necessary therapy to be able to return on court as soon as possible. Sadly, I won’t be able to defend my title in Miami this week."

He joins world number one Andy Murray on the sidelines, the Briton having announced his withdrawal with a similar problem last weekend.

The SerbŠ—Ès loss of 1000 points means that Murray will be extending his lead at the top of the rankings to over 4000 points as the pair arrive in Europe for the clay court season.

About The Author

Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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