Novak Djokovic’s Wrist Injury Adds Concern Ahead of Australian Open

Red alert for Novak Djokovic. The Serbian added his first defeat of the season this Wednesday later surpassed by Álex de Miñaur (6-4, 6-4) in the first point of the series that faces Serbia and Australia in the group stage of the United Cup.

The defeat itself is not worrying at this point. What has set off all the alarms is the physical problems shown by the world number 1.

The current Australian Open champion was greatly affected by the discomfort he has in his right wrist.and that they already made him resort to medical assistance in their match on the second day against the Czech Republic.

The more I play, the more it hurts“Djokovic told his physiotherapist one of the times he had to be assisted during the match.

Already in the press room he wanted to send a message of calm. “It was just one of those days where you’re not feeling your best on the court and your opponent played really well. This is all I can say. I think I have enough time to get in shape for the Australian Open and that’s what matters most. at the moment. I think I’ll be fine. He had a big impact, especially on the forehand and serve. I don’t want to waste a lot of time talking about it and take away the credit for De Minaur’s victory. Congratulations to him and the Australian team” he explained.

Against De Minaur he could not show the tennis to which we are accustomed and ended up giving up the match against a rival who knew how to take advantage of the vulnerabilities of today’s best tennis player.

Definitely, a worrying circumstance just 10 days before the start of what is his favorite tournament, the Australian Openwhere he defends his title and number 1 in the world ranking against Carlos Alcaraz.

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Ajla Tomljanovic seals Australian qualification for the semi-finals after winning the second match of the day against N. Stevanovic, who replaced Olga Danilovic.

Australia The ticket to the final will be played against the winner of Greece-Germany which is disputed this Thursday.

The other semi-final will pit the winner of France-Norway against Polandwho beat China 3-0 after Hubert Hurkacz and Iga Swiatek breezed through their singles matches in Perth.

The first seed of the 18 participants in the tournament, worth 10 million dollars, had a brilliant start, with a Hurkacz with a great punch who easily beat Zhang Zhizhen 6-3 and 6-4. Swiatek then finished off the tie with her victory against Zhang Zhizhen 6-3, 6-4.

Swiatek came back from 2-0 down in the first set to beat Zheng Qinwen 6-2, 6-3 and chain three consecutive singles victories in this tournament, which the world number 1 is using as preparation for the Open. Australia this month.

In the already inconsequential mixed doubles match, the Polish couple formed by K. Piter and J. Zielinski made it 3-0 after beating X. You and F. Sun 6-3, 5-7, 10-7.

2024-01-03 12:58:55
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