Djokovic to undergo medical checks after shocking defeat at Italian open

Djokovic to undergo medical checks after shocking loss; concerns raised about physical condition ahead of French Open.

Djokovic To Undergo Medical Checks After Shocking Defeat At Italian Open

Novak Djokovic, the reigning world No. 1 in men’s tennis, is set to undergo medical examinations following his unexpected and decisive loss at the Italian Open. The Serbian star suffered a surprising defeat at the hands of Alejandro Tabilo, a match that lasted just 67 minutes and left Djokovic visibly concerned about his physical condition.

“I don’t know, to be honest [if the bottle incident affected him],” Djokovic admitted in a post-match press conference, expressing uncertainty about the impact of a recent incident where he was struck on the head by a fan’s water bottle. Reflecting on his performance, Djokovic highlighted a stark contrast between his recent training sessions and his performance on the court, indicating potential concerns about his physical well-being.

“I have to do medical checkups and see what’s going on. I didn’t do any scans or any tests. Right now, I feel like I should do it, so… I will do it and let’s see. Let’s see what’s happening,” Djokovic stated, emphasizing his intention to address any potential issues through thorough medical evaluation.

The incident in question occurred when a spectator accidentally dropped a water bottle onto Djokovic’s head while he was signing autographs, leading to a series of physical discomforts including nausea, dizziness, and headaches. Despite managing to sleep adequately following the incident, Djokovic experienced a significant decline in his on-court performance, prompting concerns about his ability to compete at his usual level.

“It’s a bit concerning,” Djokovic remarked, reflecting on the impact of the incident and its aftermath on his physical and mental state. With the French Open looming just a week away, Djokovic faces the challenge of regaining his form and readiness for the upcoming Grand Slam tournament, where he aims to defend his crown.

Despite the setbacks faced throughout the year, Djokovic maintains his characteristic determination and focus, asserting that his mindset remains unchanged as he prepares for the French Open. However, the recent turn of events underscores the unpredictability of professional tennis and the challenges even the most accomplished players can encounter.

As Djokovic navigates the uncertainties surrounding his health and form, the tennis world awaits with anticipation to see how the Serbian superstar will respond on the grand stage of Roland Garros, where his legacy and pursuit of greatness continue to unfold.

Novak Djokovic in 2024

Novak Djokovic

13 - 5win/loss

37 year old
2024 Highlights

At the moment ranked no.1, Novak played his last match on the 12th of May when he capitulated to world no.32 Alejandro Tabilo 6-2 6-3 in the 3rd round in Rome (draw).

Currently, during this season the Serbian owns an overall 12-5 record. Novak Djokovic’s most significant accomplishment of the present year was reaching the semifinal at the Australian Open and Monte Carlo.

Djokovic will compete next at the French Open (French Open). He will start to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 26th of May.

Djokovic's Record

Novak Djokovic

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