Novak Djokovic will not play again in 2017
Novak Djokovic, retired from Wimbledon quarter final match against Tomas Berdych, due to elbow injury.
He claims he is suffering from the elbow problem for last 18 months, which made him take a tough decision to not to play again this year, and recover to best form by resting. He said he has taken decision after consulting doctors and specialists, all are of the opinion that rest is needed.
He explained that elbow problem is due to excessive playing, it was giving trouble while serving but now it hurts even playing forehand. He further said he had health issues at the beginning of his career but with patience and dedication he overcame those issues.
Djokovic said he would make best use of this break to build up his fitness and strength, and would also work on those areas of game where improvement is needed. In a message on his Facebook page he stated, “I want to play professional tennis for many years to come.”
HE won’t be able to play US open starting on 28th August, he has won US open in 2011 and 2015.
Earlier this year in January at Australian open he was defeated by world number 117 Denis Istomin and then in June he lost to Dominic Thiem in French Open.
According to BBC Radio 5 tennis Commentator, Djokovic has been playing for last 12 and a half year and appeared in 51 straight grand slam tournaments, his body definitely demands a break now.
Among all this happening good news is he don’t have to go through any surgery and Andre Agassi is going to be his coach for 2018 season, it can be hoped that he is going to play for years to come.