Novak Djokovic is deeply reflecting and thinking about his future these days. The Serb player is back to Belgrade on Saturday after fliying to Toronto to visit an elbow specialist, and on Wednesday, according to Novosti, he will hold a press conference to explained what he will do by now until the end of the season.
Djokovic visited several doctors, including the doctor of the Serbian Davis Cup team captain Zdeslav Milinkovic, who interviewed by Zurnal.rs said: 'This is something that has been going on for a year and a half, but Nole, thanks to treatment and incredible physical fitness, managed to tolerate problems and play.
Then the injury became chronic, and it’s very good that he handed over the match to Berdych at Wimbledon', explained Milinkovic. 'I was just praying for the match to stop, because in a number of situations it was going beyond the limit of pain.
We are friends for so many years and I know when he is not well. In Davis Cup he has played many matches with difficulties. The problem is that it is something that requires a certain recovery time, and he often did not have it.
Like when at Wimbledon, he had to play, in the fourth round and quarter-finals, day after day.' The Serbian doctor also explained that this issue can extend also to the full arm, including shoulder and hand: 'Elbow is a very specific part of the body, which is not protected by muscles, but is covered by the skin.
This ‘hinge’ joint , especially with it’s extension, needs to be ‘locked’, to be stable. And with tennis players, baseball pitchers, handball players, it’s hard. He has a bone bruise because he played too much. He will have to rest for 6-12 weeks.
At the moment, he can't train with tennis racket but can do physical training.' According to what orthopedic surgeon said, Djokovic is set to miss US Open, which will be played in five weeks. At this point he could already call it a season and then fully focus on recovery and come back next year.'