Novak Djokovic has indicated that he is dealing with "many injuries" but that none of them are of a serious nature. Djokovic, 36, took a medical timeout on the court during a 7-6 (4) 7-6 (5) 6-2 French Open third-round win over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
Expectedly, the reporters wanted to know more about Djokovic's condition after the match. Djokovic confirmed he is bothered by certain physical issues but also suggested that it's nothing too serious.
Djokovic on if he is injured
“Look, we don’t have much time to start to name the many injuries I have, and the list is quite long.
So, I mean, you know, I don’t want to sit here and talk about these things that are not preventing me from playing. I still kept on playing. These are the circumstances that you, as a professional athlete, have to deal with.
Accept it. Sometimes you need help from physio during the match. Sometimes you need pills. Sometimes you need help from the god or angels, or whoever. Sometimes you just have to deal with the reality. Reality for me nowadays is that, yeah, my body is responding differently than it did few years ago.
You know, I have to adjust to this new reality, so to say. But at the end of the day, I managed to finish the match, as I said. And, you know, on the court you try to do your best, everything possible, so you can finish the match and win.
That’s what happened in the end," Djokovic said, via Tennis Majors. Early in the clay season, Djokovic struggled with an elbow injury and he skipped the Madrid Masters. Djokovic returned to action at the Rome Masters and said he was feeling fine physically.
Now at the French Open, Djokovic has been through to the French Open round-of-16, where he plays against Peru's Juan Pablo Varillas.
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