Djokovic Forced to Withdraw  From Monte Carlo Masters

Djokovic Forced to Withdraw From Monte Carlo Masters

Novak Djokovic has been forced to withdraw from the doubles event at the Monte Carlo Masters due to an injury to partner Filip Krajinovic.
The two Serbs were set to participate this week on court together in Monaco. But Krajinovic has suffered a recurrence of a persistent injury to his left foot, Dailystar.co.uk wrote.
The issue has caused real problems for the world No. 27, having caused him to miss the Australian Open earlier this year.
Krajinovic did feature at the Miami Open, which Djokovic was knocked out of at the first attempt.
However, after pulling out of the ATP Marrakech in March, Krajinovic has now pulled out of the Monte Carlo Masters too.
Djokovic has had to contend with his own injury difficulties over the past 12 months and was finally geared up for a potentially pivotal tournament.
But the former world No. 1 will have to stick with just singles action in Monaco now.
The 30-year-old plays this afternoon against another fellow Serb in Dusan Lajovic, ranked No. 93 in the world.
The round of 64 clash has become all the more significant for Djokovic, who needs some consistent tennis.
Early exits in tournaments such as the Indian Wells Masters so far this season, as well as fitness issues, means he has struggled for form.

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