How is Novak Djokovic’s shoulder injury progressing is a question on all his fans’ lips. Here’s the latest information on how things have progressed with him.
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There has been much speculation about the reigning Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, Novak Djokovic’s injury that forced him to withdraw in the fourth round of the US Open. During the third set, the world No 1 retired due to a shoulder injury that he had been receiving treatment for since the second round.
Djokovic claimed that the injury had been bothering him for a while and was optimistic about his game in the third round, only to withdraw in the subsequent match.
The talk around his injury was aided by the fact that Djokovic brought his own hyperbaric chamber to the US Open for his treatment. This was confirmed to Sportsmail by tournament officials. The use of the hyperbaric chamber has increased the speculation around how serious the injury is since it is rarely used especially as a standby during a match.
The Serbian world number one, who was booed out by the US Open fans, took to twitter to assure worried fans that he was looking to recover by the end of this month, just in time for the Japan Open, while the exact details of his injury are currently unknown.
In his quest to reach the most Grand Slam wins and effectively beat Federer’s record of 20, Djokovic is optimistic to play for the next few years to come and is trying to keep his “mind and body in shape and still peak at these kind of events that are majors and that are the most significant”.
Djokovic hopes to be back on court within the next couple of weeks to be ready to play on September 30 in Tokyo.
Tennis fans have a lot to look forward to this month with the commencement of the Laver Cup tomorrow and subsequently, hope to see Djokovic back in action at the Japan Open.