Novak Djokovic to lay out rest of 2017, including US Open

Novak Djokovic will skip a rest of this deteriorate given of an harmed right elbow.

That means Djokovic will lift out of a U.S. Open and finish his strain of participating in 51 uninterrupted Grand Slam tournaments.

The two-time U.S. Open champion announced a news Wednesday, observant “this is a preference that had to be done during this moment.”

Until now, Djokovic has never missed a vital contest given he entered his first, a 2005 Australian Open. That is a third-longest active run among group and seventh-longest in history.

Tomas Berdych given of a elbow. Djokovic pronounced that day he was in pain when he strike serves and forehands.

French Open to finish a career Grand Slam and turn a initial male in scarcely a half-century to win 4 uninterrupted vital trophies, Djokovic’s form has dipped. He has depressed from No. 1 to No. 4 in a ATP rankings and unsuccessful to urge any of those titles. He has done it past a quarterfinals during usually one of a past 5 Grand Slam tournaments: final year’s U.S. Open, where he mislaid in a final to Stan Wawrinka.

Djokovic reached during slightest a semifinals during Flushing Meadows any of a past 10 years. That includes 7 appearances in a final.

This year’s U.S. Open starts Aug. 28.

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