ATP Tour

Djokovic fit to play Monte Carlo

2013-04-16 16:43
Novak Djokovic (AFP)

Monte Carlo - The Monte Carlo Masters will go ahead with Novak Djokovic in his position as top seed after the Serb announced on Tuesday he is fit after days of treating a badly injured right ankle.

Officials breathed a sigh of relief as the world No 1 ruled himself ready for his start in the second round after a bye against Russian Mikhail Youzhny.

Djokovic hurt his ankle nine days ago during a Davis Cup victory in Idaho over the US and has been getting intense treatment and rehab ever since.

He said this week he would make a late decision on whether he could start and confirmed the good news to tournament director Zeljko Franulovic.

Youzhny stands 3-4 in his series with Djokovic and last faced the Serb in 2010.


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