Novak Djokovic scraped through a 4-set win in his Davis Cup opener against Russia Friday. But in doing so, Djokovic was again troubled by his right shoulder, which required treatment in the first set against 20-year-old Daniil Medvedev.
Djokovic won the match 36, 64, 61, 10 after Medvedev retired with cramps. And Serbia took the tie Saturday in the doubles as captain Nenad Zimonjic subbed in for Djokovic to team with Viktor Troicki to clinch the win.
But Djokovic admitted, the shoulder is still an ongoing problem
The Serb will have a month break – he did not enter Dubai, a tournament he has played every year since 2007 – before returning to defend Indian Wells and Miami. But the shoulder, which has been an issue for since the summer, is the concern.
Djokovic struggling in #DavisCup. Set and break down to Medvedev, and needed treatment on right shoulder
— David James (@DaveJamesafp) February 3, 2017
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