Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic officially withdrew his name from the upcoming Rotterdam tennis stop. Djokovic cited a shoulder inury as the reason for his withdrawal.
Tournament director Richard Krajicek said Djokovic called him to say the injury will prevent the Serb from training for a week.
“Novak Djokovic has personally called me to announce that he will be present in Rotterdam,” Kraijcek told the DPA. “He has a very tiring period behind him and now has an injury to his shoulder.
“Due to this injury it is at least one week unable to train, let alone play at top level. He is obviously very disappointed that he cannot play.”
With Djokovic out, Robin Soderling will assume the No. 1 seed. Currently Australian Open finalist Andy Murray is seeded No. 2.
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