Novak Djokovic He confessed yesterday, after winning his second five-set match at Roland Garros, that he has discomfort in his knee that worsened after slipping during the match with Francisco Cerúndolo due to the lack of clay at the Philippe Chatrier.

Djokovic had since started a time trial to be in a position to take to the court on Wednesday with Casper Ruud. He has not been seen training this Tuesday on the slopes of the Bois de Boulogne. And later he confirmed who suffers a tear in the meniscus in his knee and who withdraws from the tournament.

In this way, he loses the crown without playing, which means subtracting 1,600 points, and Jannik Sinner will become the twenty-ninth new number 1 in the ATP ranking on Monday, June 10.

Djokovic hopes to be in a position to reappear on the grass tour, which ends with the Wimbledon dispute (July 1 to 14) in which he was a finalist in the 2023 edition against Carlos Alcaraz.

‘Nole’, who turned 37 on May 22, signs a season in which he has not won a title or been in any final. It is not the first time that the Serbian has been forced to raise the white flag early in one of the greats. That circumstance had last occurred at the 2019 US Open. He stopped Le’s shoulder in the round of 16 with Stan Wawrinka.

Ruud, to the semifinals without playing

Djokovic’s resignation directly qualifies Ruud for the semi-finalsfinalist in the last edition, precisely being defeated by the Balkan.

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