Tennis Only two days to recover
Novak Djokovic earned a dramatic five-set victory over Taylor Fritz on Friday, but the Serbian has been feeling the effects of injury and isn’t sure if he’ll be able to compete in the next round.
In the last 16, the world number one is schedule to take on Milos Raonic on Sunday and he has won every single one of their previous 11 meetings. But, a muscle tear has put his continuation in the tournament in doubt.
“I really don’t know,” he said when asked if he thinks he’ll be able to play.
“Right now, I know it’s definitely a tear of the muscle so I don’t know if I’ll manage to recover from that in less than two days.
“I don’t know if I’m going to step out on the court or not.
“I am just very proud of this achievement tonight. Let’s see what happens.”
Djokovic even revealed that he considered retiring during the win over Fritz.
“The way it felt, at the beginning of the third set when I got my first medical time out, I was debating really strongly in my head to retire the match after two games because I couldn’t move,” he said.
“I couldn’t rotate, I couldn’t return. The only thing I could do is serve and that is what got me out of trouble.”