Novak Djokovic won't play doubles at Monte Carlo Masters - Here is why


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Novak Djokovic won't play doubles at Monte Carlo Masters - Here is why

Filip Krajinovic has withdrawn from the Monte Carlo Masters just a few minutes before he was supposed to enter the Central Court to face the Italian Paolo Lorenzi in the first round on Sunday at 11:00 AM.

Krajinovic has been dealing with a left foot injury for several months, and due to the same problem he was forced to skip the Australian Open, first Grand Slam in 2018. Krajinovic retired from the doubles draw as well, where he was supposed to pair up with the 12-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic.

The all Serbian duo has now been replaced by Damir Dzumhur and Qureshi. They will face the 2015 Australian Open champions Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli in the first round. Krajinovic's spot in the draw has now been taken by the qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert, who faces the Italian Paolo Lorenzi.

In the singles Alexandr Dolgopolov has withdrawn as well. His place in the draw has been taken by the qualifier Andreas Seppi, who faces Kyle Edmund. ALSO READ: 'Nadal is the man to beat' Goffin .