Novak Djokovic has just lost the semifinal in Cincinnati against a sensational Daniil Medvedev 3-6 6-3 6-3, but he gives good news to his fans: his elbow was pain-free.
Djokovic and his elbow injury
Starting from the summer of 2017, Novak Djokovic has been sidelined for long by a nasty injury to his elbow. The Serbian sensation had to withdraw that year in Wimbledon when he was playing against Thomas Berdych in the quarters. Later, the world no.1 was struggling to find his form and best mental condition until he reunited with his former coach and dear friend Marian Vajda to “become again” the “serbinator.”
It seemed that Djokovic had no problems anymore with his elbow. However, he said that he was struggling during the quarterfinal in Cincinnati against Lucas Pouille to state that he was “happy to finish the match.”
The good news is that after losing to Medvedev, Djokovic revealed to the SportKlub (translated):
“The arm is fine; there was no pain, no physical discomfort. I wouldn’t even talk about it, so it doesn’t turn out I am looking for excuses for the defeat.
He played the so-called Russian Roulette, for all or nothing. It worked, all the honor for his courage.”
This is fantastic news ahead of his US Open title defense.