Novak Djokovic (ATP 14) lost Monday in the fourth round of the Australian Open, surprisingly in three sets (7-6 (7/4), 7-5 and 7-6 (7/3)) of the South Korean Hyeon Chung (ATP 58). The Serb could after not hide that his elbow again opspeelde.
“I have to re-examine, how the situation is, ‘ explained ‘Nole’. “The last weeks I played a lot of tennis. We must now see what that brought. My elbow is not currently top. At the end of the first set, he began more and more to hurt and that lasted until the end of the match.”
“Of course it is frustrating,” continued the Serb. “I had so much time taken (he played the last six months of 2017 not red) and it is still not healed. But it is now so. There will be a reason for it. My participation in Melbourne was a last minute decision. I must say that I’m glad that I can play. It is disappointing that I have been in the fourth round to go on a date, but that’s the reality.”
“I’m not sure that the coming weeks will be able to play”, concluded Djokovic. “I was hoping that it was all over. As a professional athlete, you can get up at a certain level of pain. You will be accustomed to. But that was not the case now.”