JUST IN: Novak Djokovic undergoes head scan after bottle hit, receives results

Djokovic was hit by a water bottle in Rome before suffering a shock exit.

by Dzevad Mesic
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JUST IN: Novak Djokovic undergoes head scan after bottle hit, receives results
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Novak Djokovic reportedly visited a doctor today in Belgrade for a head scan and the tests returned with good news as the Serbian tennis star has been cleared to resume tennis activities ahead of the French Open.

On Friday, world No. 1 Djokovic kicked off his Rome Masters run with a 6-3 6-1 win over Corentin Moutet. As Djokovic was signing autographs near the court exit, a metal water bottle fell out of a backpack and hit the world No. 1 directly in the head. Djokovic instantly fell to the ground and appeared to be in pain and discomfort. 

Two days later, Djokovic returned to the court but his game was unrecognizable and he bowed out of Rome following a shock 2-6 3-6 loss to Alejando Tabilo. 

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Novak Djokovic© Getty Images Sport - Mike Hewitt
 

After the match, Djokovic said he didn't feel at all on the court and blamed that on the water bottle incident. When revealing that, Djokovic also said he was planning on doing some tests. 

Now, those tests have been done and Djokovic has been given the green light to continue with his preparations for the French Open.

What Djokovic said after his shock Rome loss?

"I don't know, to be honest. I have to check that. Training was different. I was going for kind of easy training yesterday. I didn't feel anything, but I also didn't feel the same," Djokovic said after his Rome exit.

"Today under high stress, it was quite bad - not in terms of pain, but in terms of this balance. Just no coordination. Completely different player from what it was two nights ago

"Could be. I don't know. I have to do medical checkups and see what's going on."

In his post-match presser, Djokovic also shared how he felt the night after being hit by water bottle. 

"That has, yeah, really impacted me a lot. After that I got the medical care. Been through half an hour, an hour of nausea, dizziness, blood, a lot of different things," Djokovic said.

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