Wrist Injury Catches Up With Novak Djokovic. He withdraws from Cinci

britboxAuthor: britbox
Date: August 11, 2016

Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open Cincinnati citing a long-standing wrist injury.

“I am very sad to announce that I won’t be able to play this year in Cincinnati, I have a recurring injury that has taken its toll on my body due to a very busy and active schedule this year,” stated Djokovic.

The World number One did not have an enjoyable campaign at the Rio Olympics. He was upset by Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro in the opening round of the singles event, leaving the court in tears and later he would be knocked out of the doubles in the second round.

The Cincinnati Masters is only remaining Masters shield to have never seen the inside of Djokovic’s trophy cabinet and he will take plenty of rest rather than risk it in 2016.

“I have played many matches and I have to take some rest in order to heal.”.

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14 thoughts on “Wrist Injury Catches Up With Novak Djokovic. He withdraws from Cinci”

  1. Mastoor says:

    This is pity, because Cincy is, unlike Olympics, a real tournament No1e has never won and I hoped he may win it this year, but now I will be happy if he manages to recover by USO/ I think that Davydenko, Delpo and rafa all had left wrist problems for a long time and I hope No1e will recover sooner.

  2. isabelle says:

    in Toronto it was an elbow injury…and now it's wrist…he shouldn't have played Toronto with an injury, not very careful from his team

  3. Owen Gigg Owen Gigg says:

    We could have a banged up Djoker, banged up Nadal, injured Federer… US Open could be wide open…

  4. Moxie says:

    Didn't he have a wrist injury when he skipped Madrid a couple of years ago? What about the shoulder, or were we just misinformed?

  5. brokenshoelace says:
    Mastoor

    This is pity, because Cincy is, unlike Olympics, a real tournament No1e has never won and I hoped he may win it this year, but now I will be happy if he manages to recover by USO/ I think that Davydenko, Delpo and rafa all had left wrist problems for a long time and I hope No1e will recover sooner.

    Wait, why is the Olympics not a real tournament? Aside than Novak losing…

  6. Federberg says:

    britboxWe could have a banged up Djoker, banged up Nadal, injured Federer… US Open could be wide open…

    Opens the way for Muzza I suspect. Would love it if the Stanimal or Kei won it though, or best of all… Delpo

  7. Carol says:
    Moxie

    Didn't he have a wrist injury when he skipped Madrid a couple of years ago? What about the shoulder, or were we just misinformed?

    Yep and also they say that he has a shoulder injury since Wimbledon……

  8. Carol says:
    britbox

    We could have a banged up Djoker, banged up Nadal, injured Federer… US Open could be wide open…

    Well, it sounds like this last RG

  9. Mastoor says:
    brokenshoelace

    Wait, why is the Olympics not a real tournament? Aside than Novak losing…

    Aside from this thing being held at the event meant for amateurs, not millionaires to take part in, all the real tennis tournaments :

    1. Are held every year

    2. Have the points schedule set

    3. Have the prize scheduled set

  10. Mastoor says:
    isabelle

    in Toronto it was an elbow injury…and now it's wrist…he shouldn't have played Toronto with an injury, not very careful from his team

    It wasn't elbow. Fans mentioned then it was probably shoulder because he was stretching it often between points.

    And why is that strange for him to have several injuries at the same time? No one in history of tennis played more top 10 matches than him, so it only makes sense he gets injured as a result. I think it is a miracle he didn't have many injuries until recently.

  11. Ricardo says:

    Demise of the big 3…..makes it more interesting than before.

  12. Moxie says:
    Mastoor

    It wasn't elbow. Fans mentioned then it was probably shoulder because he was stretching it often between points.

    And why is that strange for him to have several injuries at the same time? No one in history of tennis played more top 10 matches than him, so it only makes sense he gets injured as a result. I think it is a miracle he didn't have many injuries until recently.

    It well could be both. He's been cagey about the injuries, but that's understandable. Hopefully just wear and tear and nothing serious.

  13. JesuslookslikeBorg says:

    his head is fried as well…the serbinator amazing antics in late 2014-15-16 have drained him mentally.

  14. Ricardo says:

    he is getting up there age-wise and starts to show a bit of decline…..whether or not it's temporary, should be clear this year.

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