Novak Djokovic: Twelve-time Grand Slam champion will not play again in 2017

Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic won’t play again in 2017 as a result of elbow damage.


Previous world number one Djokovic, 30, resigned harmed amid his Wimbledon quarter-last match against Tomas Berdych on 12 July.

He said then he had languished an elbow issue over finished eighteen months.

“Professionally this is not a simple choice for me, but rather I’m endeavoring to take a gander at the positive side,” said the Serb, who is right now world number four.

In July, Djokovic won the Aegon International in Eastbourne – his 68th title however his first since January.

He endured a stun vanquish by world number 117 Denis Istomin at January’s Australian Open, where he was safeguarding champion, and after that lost his French Open crown when he was beaten by Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals in June.

Djokovic said he would invest the energy developing his wellness and quality, and also chipping away at ranges of his amusement he felt should have been moved forward.

“I need to play proficient tennis for a long time to come,” he included in a message his Facebook page.

It implies Djokovic will miss the US Open, which begins at Flushing Meadows on 28 August, and where he was the champion in 2011 and 2015.

His nonattendance from Flushing Meadows closes a keep running of 51 back to back appearances at Grand Slams.

“Every one of the specialists I’ve counseled, and every one of the pros I have gone by, in Serbia and everywhere throughout the world, have concurred that this damage requires rest,” said Djokovic.

“A drawn out break from the game is inescapable. I’ll do whatever it takes to recoup.

“My elbow is harmed because of extreme playing, and it inconveniences me continually when serving, and now when playing forehand too.

“My body has its cutoff points, and I need to regard that and be thankful for all that I have accomplished up until now.

“Toward the start of my vacation I was confronting medical problems, yet finished the years, and with a great deal of persistence and commitment, I found an answer.

“That is the approach I take to this circumstance, and I immovably trust that I will return more grounded.”

Mentor Andre Agassi has resolved to remain with Djokovic for the 2018 season.

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