‘I’m dealing with it on a daily basis’ – Novak Djokovic admits he has injury concern ahead of US Open
Novak Djokovic admitted he was struggling with injury going into the US Open after needing medical time outs at the Western and Southern Open.
The world number one pulled out of the doubles with a neck injury over the weekend, but he remained in the singles competition.
That brought him up against Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis in the second round, and he was able to register a win in straight sets despite being broken three times himself.
However, it was the neck injury that was the real talking point with him requiring courtside treatment between the two sets.
“It’s getting better,” Novak Djokovic said after his 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 win.
“It’s been four days. It’s not yet where I’d like it to be but it’s heading in the right direction.”
“I’m trying to deal with it on a daily basis. It’s been like that for the past three or four days.”
Djokovic will not face American Tennys Sandgren, who beat Felix Auger-Aliassime, in the third round.
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