World No. 1 Novak Djokovic (35, Serbia), who is trying to win the most major championships in men’s tennis history, was hit by an injury.
According to the British BBC on the 19th, Djokovic, who will participate in the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour Sprska Open in Bosnia and Herzegovina, met with local reporters and said, “My right elbow is not in an ideal condition.”
Djokovic suffered a shock defeat to Lorenzo Musetti (Italy) at the Monte Carlo Masters last week and was eliminated in the round of 16. It was the first event of his own all-season clay court season. At the time, Djokovic played with a compression band on his right elbow.스포츠토토
Born in 1987, the 35-year-old Djokovic has previously had right elbow problems. He took a break for six months from mid-2017 due to pain in the affected area. He returned at the 2018 Australian Open, where he was eliminated in the round of 16 after a recurrence of the injury. At that time, the player who gave Djokovic a defeat was Jeong Hyeon. Eventually, Djokovic underwent right elbow surgery in January 2018, right after the Australian Open.
Since then, he has shown off his strength. He added 10 major singles championship trophies until this year’s Australian Open. Djokovic, who has won 22 majors, is currently tied for first place with rival Rafael Nadal (Spain) for the most major singles wins.
The French Open, which will be held on May 28, is an opportunity for Djokovic to take the lead alone. This is because Nadal has also been unable to participate in the tournament since the Australian Open this year due to a hip joint injury in his left leg. The French Open is called the four major tennis tournaments along with Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open. With less than a month left until the French Open, the key question is how much Djokovic can improve his physical condition. Meanwhile, Djokovic, who passed the first round of the Spreska Open with a bye, faces Luca Van Ache (France, 87th) in the second round.