Novak Djokovic Officially Withdraws From Cincinnati, The Only Masters He Hasn’t Won
by Tom Gainey | August 10th, 2016, 10:09 am

Novak Djokovic officially withdrew from next week’s Cincinnati Masters due to a left wrist injury. The event is the only Masters tournament he hasn’t won.

“I am very sad to announce that I won’t be able to play this year in Cincinnati at the Western & Southern Open,” Djokovic said. β€œI have a recurring injury that has taken its toll on my body due to a very busy and active schedule this year. I have played many matches and I have to take some rest in order to heal. I always have my hopes high on returning to Cincinnati and winning the only trophy I am missing in the Masters Series.”

Since completing his career Slam at the French Open, Djokovic has won one of his last three events, losing to Sam Querrey in the third round at Wimbledon and then getting stunned by Juan Martin del Potro in first round at the Rio Olympics Sunday night.

Djokovic did win his fourth Canadian Open title in Toronto, but during the event was struggling with a shoulder issue. Now it’s a wrist.

Djokovic’s withdrawal and with Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal still alive in Rio, who among the top players will show in Cincinnati?

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5 Comments for Novak Djokovic Officially Withdraws From Cincinnati, The Only Masters He Hasn’t Won

jane Says:

as i’ve been saying…
good decision.
hope he is well soon.
ajde nole!!

AndyMira Says:

@Jane…left wrist injury as well?I thought something about his arm or shoulder?

jane Says:

left arm … shoulder/elbow/wrist are all connected of course. novak’s statement doesn’t specify left wrist, but tom wrote that.

anyhow, here you can see tape up and down his left arm, and he had his wrist, specifically, taped up at the delpo match; you could see it when he took off his wrist bands.

AndyMira Says:

Yeah Jane…i hope the injury is not serious and he will come back to the tour as soon as possible..

Daniel Says:

Time to rest and heal. He still has more years to complete the Masters Sweep. The big goal for the season was RG which he got. Calendar Slam, Golden Slam and Masters sweep all gone now.

He still has USO, for three peat of 3 Slam a year, #13 and secure Year End #1. But if everything goes to form, Murray should go to at least semis or contest broke medal Saturday, meaning he may very well skip Cincy as well losing more points. If Murray doesn’t play Cincy and doesn’t win USO, year end #1 is lock for Djoko. Pretty soon it can be defined.

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