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Why isn't Novak Djokovic playing the US Open 2017? Former world No 1's injury ...

Novak Djokovic had to pull out of the US Open 2017 because of a serious injuryIn fact, it is the first time the Serbian has missed any Grand Slam tournament since he started playing them in 2005.

Djokovic retired from his Wimbledon quarter-final through injury and it remains unclear when he might return as he copies the example of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who both took time off last year and have dominated the Grand Slams so far in 2017.

Djokovic had already lost the first set and was in trouble in the second against Tomas Berdych in his Wimbledon quarter-final when he was forced to retire from the match earlier this summer.

The 30-year-old had received treatment from the physio during his previous match when he beat Adrian Mannarino in straight sets but it appeared to be a shoulder problem.

“I will use the upcoming period to strengthen my body and also to improve certain tennis elements that I have not been able to work on over the past years, due to a demanding schedule.


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