World no. 2 and reigning US and Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals of the Western and Southern Open Tennis Tournament in Cincinnati as he spent just 32 minutes on court with Nikolay Davydenko of Russia before the former world no. 3 retired with shoulder injury.
Djokovic took the first set 6-0 but his opponent was struggling with his shoulder injury and could not even serve properly as he served 8 double faults in 3 service games.
“I definitely don’t want to win like this,” Djokovic told the crowd after the announcement. “Obviously (Davydenko) couldn’t serve over 90 miles in the first set. Something is definitely wrong with his shoulder.”
World no. 2 Djokovic who will take back his world no. 1 ranking if he wins the tournament, which he lost to Swiss maestro last month. He will face Marin Cilic for a place in the semifinals.