Andy Roddick thinks there are certain concerns about Novak Djokovic's fitness at the moment but highlighted that the Serb has proven many times that he knows extremely well how to figure out a situation like this. After suffering a shock Monte Carlo Masters round-of-16 loss and also surprisingly losing in the Banja Luka quarterfinal, Djokovic's campaign at the Rome Masters didn't end with a triumph either.
On Wednesday, Djokovic suffered a Rome quarterfinal defeat after Holger Rune beat the Serb 6-2 4-6 6-2. "Novak needs to get his body right, needs to feel like he's physically fit to go three out of five [sets] seven times in 15 days at Roland Garros.
He has proven he can do that time and time again. Rune is quickly changing the conversation from 'This is what I believe I can do' to 'This is what I'm actually capable of and here are the facts of my accomplishments' To go out there and bully Novak around the court in wet conditions is not the easiest thing to do, I promise you," Roddick said on Tennis Channel, via Sportskeeda.
Is Djokovic injured?
A day before losing to Rune, Djokovic was also on the court as he defeated Cameron Norrie in the Rome round-of-16. But later, it was reported that Djokovic's match against Norrie had to be delayed a bit because the Serb was in the treatment room before the start of the match.
After the match, Djokovic told Serbian newspaper Telegraf why he prefers not to disclose his potential injuries. "I don't want to talk about physical difficulties, because all that is used in rival camps. I am glad that I somehow managed to break the ice and finish the match in two sets.
That's what matters. It's not the first time, with my team I got used to how to position myself, in a faster and better way, today it wasn't ideal honestly, I felt pain during the warm-up, I didn't have much time, basically I went into the match with difficulties," Djokovic told Telegraf.
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