ATP Tour

Injury worry for Djokovic

2013-04-08 15:10
Novak Djokovic (AFP)

Belgrade - World No 1 Novak Djokovic, who suffered an ankle injury during the Davis Cup World Group quarter-finals with the United States, said his participation at the Monte Carlo Masters was uncertain, media reported on Monday.

"The season on the clay begins ... I would like to play in Monte Carlo, where I live. I love that tournament, I am optimist, but I do not know if it is realistic," Djokovic was quoted as saying by Serbia's Beta News Agency.

Talking about his injury, Djokovic said he had "avoided the worst degree of distortion".

"My ankle swelled ... but I have to check how serious it is and then to estimate if I can play in Monte Carlo," from April 14 to 21, he said.

But the No 1 was more optimistic regarding his participation at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, which is the only Grand Slam that eludes him.

"Roland Garros is still far away," he added.

Djokovic has earlier said that winning in Paris was one of his main goals for 2013, along with the Davis Cup.

Djokovic's victory over Sam Querrey on Sunday helped take Serbia into the semi-finals of the Davis Cup, where they will meet Canada in September.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.