Citing a knee injury, World No. 2 Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the upcoming Monte Carlo Masters 1000 according to Reuters.
“It’s a tough blow and sad news not only for the tournament and my fans but also for myself,” Djokovic said in a statement.
Djokovic has been the hottest player in tennis winning all four tournaments entered this season (24-0) during his career-best 26-match win streak.
Six-time Monte Carlo champion Rafael Nadal is the top seed followed by Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych, Fernando Verdasco and David Ferrer for the draw which will be released tomorrow. Murray and Berdych were given wildcards.
Djokovic’s next scheduled event is his home tournament is the Serbian Open in Belgrade on April 25.
Just Tuesday, Djokovic sounded excited to be playing Monte Carlo. “I am really happy to be back in Monaco. It feels strange not having racket in my hand after a while :-) Just came back from delicious Thai restaurant where my beautiful Jelena and i had romantic dinner. I am off to bed now. Talk to you tomorrow. P.S. Pierre is going to sleep on our heads ;-)” he posted on his Facebook page.
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