Novak Djokovic to miss US Open 2017 due to elbow injury, say reports

Former World No 1 Novak Djokovic is in doubt for the US Open due to his elbow injury, Serbian media reported, citing the country's Davis Cup team doctor.

Tennis - Wimbledon - London, Britain - July 12, 2017 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic receives medical attention during his quarter final match against Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych REUTERS/Matthew Childs - RTX3B6H7

Novak Djokovic receives medical attention during his quarter final match against Tomas Berdych at Wimbledon 2017. Reuters

Djokovic retired hurt during the quarter-finals at Wimbledon and said he was considering taking a break from playing to recover from the long-standing injury to his right elbow.

Serbia's Sportski Zurnal reported that the 30-year-old could face up to 12 weeks on the sidelines.

"He has a bruised bone due to excessive playing," it quoted Zdenko Milinkovic as saying.

"Novak is in Toronto undergoing some further tests with specialists."

The 12-times grand slam champion won the US Open in 2011 and 2015. This year's tournament begins on 28 August.


Updated Date: Jul 25, 2017 11:08 AM

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