Novak Djokovic’s harm issues will proceed into the brand new 12 months.
On account of a lingering elbow ailment, Djokovic — the winner of 12 Grand Slam titles — introduced that he has withdrawn from the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
It’s now unsure whether or not he’ll be capable of play within the Australian Open, which begins on Jan. 15.
“I’m terribly disillusioned that I’m pressured to withdraw from the Mubadala World Tennis Championship,” Djokovic stated in a press release. “Sadly, previously few days I began to really feel ache within the elbow and after a number of checks, my medical crew has suggested me to not threat something, to withdraw from the match and to instantly proceed with the therapies.”
Andy Murray will exchange Djokovic in Abu Dhabi.
“Now I would like to just accept this example, and to attend for the outcomes of the therapies, with the intention to begin taking part in tennis once more and getting again to full rhythm,” Djokovic stated. “This may have an effect on the beginning of the season and the match plan, however the choice shall be made within the following days.”
Djokovic has not performed competitively since Wimbledon, the place he retired in the course of the quarterfinals due to the elbow. He missed the U.S. Open.
Djokovic has gained six Australian Open titles since 2008, together with three straight from 2011-2013. He additionally gained the final two.