Six-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic lost his Monte Carlo Masters title on Saturday after being beaten by Roger Federer in the semifinal. The Serb tennis player was playing in an unusual level due to an injury and a heavy strapping on his right wrist.
In an interview after the game, he said, “I just rest now. I cannot play tennis for some time. How long, I don’t know. It’s really not in my hands anymore,” Djokovic said. “I’m going to rest and see when it can heal 100 percent, then I will be back on the court.”
Djokovic also added, “Well, the good thing is I don’t need to have a surgery. I don’t have any rupture or something like that,” Djokovic said. “I’m going to go see doctors tonight and then tomorrow again have another MRI (scan), see if anything changed in this seven days since I had the last one.”
“The pain was there every single day from 10 days ago. At some stages it was very painful,” he said. “I didn’t want to pull out (against Federer) because then people start talking different things about me and my withdraws and so forth. That was the main reason.”
Roger Federer won 7-5 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final with Stanislas Wawrinka.
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