Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will sit out the rest of the 2017 tennis season to rest an elbow injury and he will miss the upcoming U.S. Open.
Djokovic was forced to retire from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych earlier this month because of the problem, and will now sit out of next month’s US Open to end his streak of participating in 51 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments.
Novak Djokovic on his official website said : “It is the most important for me to recover, to be able to play injury free for as long as possible, to compete in the sport that has given me so much, the sport I love. Of course I want to return to the winning form, to win again, to win the trophies. But now it is not the time to talk about it. At this point, I’m focusing on recovery.”