In London at the Laver Cup, Novak Djokovic disclosed that he was suffering from a wrist issue,
Given that his present lengthy Tour layoff could be the cause.
The three-day competition at the O2 Arena in London was Djokovic’s debut match,
Since the Serb’s victory at Wimbledon in early July, when he claimed his 21st Grand Slam singles title.
Due to not having received a COVID-19 vaccination, the 35-year-old missed the U.S. Open and the North American hardcourt swing.
Following his comeback to the Tour on Saturday made a stunning performance by getting a win in both of his singles matches.
On Sunday’s competition’s final day, Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada defeated him.
“I have been struggling with my right wrist for the last four, five days, to be honest. I have been keeping it under control,”
Djokovic told journalists.
“The two matches yesterday probably had an effect. Today was not easy. I couldn’t serve as fast or as accurately as I would like to. That has affected the whole game.”
In addition to this week’s tournament in Tel Aviv, Djokovic said qualifying for the ATP Finals in Turin in November remained his ambition. The Paris Masters will come after an event in Kazakhstan the next week and before that. If he continues in the world’s top 20, his Wimbledon victory assures him a place in the Tour-ending Finals. The wrist problem, according to seventh-ranked Djokovic, could be caused by a number of different things.
“Could be not playing matches almost three months, and then conditions here are such that the balls are really big and slow,”
“You always have to generate a lot of wrist action and speed, which could be the case why I have been feeling soreness.”
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