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Novak Djokovic withdraws from French Open 2024 due to knee injury

Published at :June 4, 2024 at 11:34 PM
Modified at :June 4, 2024 at 11:34 PM
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Gourav Samal

In a message on social media, Djokovic announced his decision to pull out.

Defending champion, top seed and World No. #1 in men’s single category, Novak Djokovic, has withdrawn from the French Open 2024 due to a knee injury that he suffered during the fourth-round match against Francisco Cerundolo on Tuesday.

Djokovic, who had a commanding start to his French Open campaign this year, had already reached the quarter-final round, where he was slated to face Casper Ruud. He took to his official Instagram account to announce his withdrawal with a heartfelt message for his supporters.

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He mentioned about the tear in right knee due to which he had to take the tough decision and also wished luck to the players who are going ahead in the tournament. At the end he also thanked his fans for all the love and support.

He wrote, “I am really sad to announce that I have to withdraw from Roland Garros. I played with my heart and gave my all in yesterday’s match and unfortunately, due to a medial meniscus tear in my right knee, my team and I had to make a tough decision after careful consideration and consultation.

“I wish the best of luck to the players competing this week and sincerely thank the incredible fans for all of the love and continued support. See you soon. With love and gratitude, Nole.”

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Novak Djokovic’s record at French Open

Novak Djokovic’s first appearance at the Roland Garros was back in 2005 where his campaign ended in the second round. He went on to the quarter-final round in the subsequent year and made his move to semi-final round for the first time in 2007.

Although he has been to the final of French Open seven times, has won the title thrice in his career. His first title at the Grand Slam came in 2016 after defeating Andy Murray in the final. He has then gone on to win the titles in 2021 and 2023.

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