Publicado: Sáb, Diciembre 30, 2017
Deporte | By Armando Espinosa

Novak Djokovic: delayed start to 2018 tour due to injury

Novak Djokovic: delayed start to 2018 tour due to injury

Due to a lingering elbow ailment, Djokovic - the winner of 12 Grand Slam titles - announced that he has withdrawn from the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

John Lickrish, CEO of MWTC owners FLASH Entertainment said: "Unfortunately injuries are a common occurrence in professional sports and the player's wellbeing must always be a priority".

Concerns were raised about his ability to recover from the hip injury in time for next month's Australian Open, which he had targeted for his comeback.

Although rumors plagued him during practice sessions in Monte Carlo that he still showed signs of dealing with an injury in practice, once he got to Abu Dhabi for the exhibition, those rumors seemed to die down after witnesses claimed he looked fit and ready for full competition.

Another option for Murray is to fly on to Brisbane to practise make a decision closer to his first match on Wednesday or Thursday.

Murray, who has slipped to 16th in the rankings after ending last year as No. 1, wasn't scheduled to play at the Abu Dhabi tournament.

The 31-year-old Spaniard has not played since he withdrew from the season-ending World Tour Finals in London last month with a knee injury. I was just planning on stopping here for a couple of days on the way to Australia to get some practice in with the guys. "I started to feel a bit better towards the end but I need to keep improving for sure". Will we see one in 2018? "I was pretty unhealthy for most of this year and I am getting there but it is a slow process".

On the whole you have to believe he would not have put himself through a competitive set in front of a paying crowd if he genuinely thought it would be detrimental to his health, but in terms of his chances if he plays in the main draw of Brisbane and then on to Melbourne have to be outside at the very best. The 2016 World #1, as defiant and resilient as ever, improved as the match went on.

14-ranked Anderson beat 10 Carreno Busta 6-3, 7-6 (2) to set up a semifinal with 5 Dominic Thiem of Austria.

On more than one occasion, Murray was left standing by Roberto Bautista Agut, who has had the advantage of matches on this fast court.

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