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Novak Djokovic withdraws from French Open – Casper Ruud advances to semi-finals

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Novak Djokovic withdraws from French Open – Casper Ruud advances to semi-finals
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A knee damage implies that Novak Djokovic (37) is not capable of proceed enjoying. Casper Ruud (25) is about to enter the subsequent spherical.

Tuesday 4 June at 18:39

Already on Monday night, Djokovic admitted that he might not be capable of proceed enjoying. This is as a result of knee damage he obtained within the spherical of 16 in opposition to Francisco Cerundolo.

On Tuesday, Djokovic underwent an MRI which revealed a meniscus damage. Now the French Open has confirmed that the Serbian should withdraw from Wednesday’s match with Casper Ruud.

– It’s a disgrace for him, in fact. It’s a tough message to get. Injuries are a part of sports activities. It’s boring, however that is life. And then Casper, stated father and coach Christian Ruud to VG minutes after the affirmation.

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This implies that Casper Ruud will play within the semifinals for the third time in a row on the French Open. There you meet the winner of Alexander Zverev (Germany) and Alex de Minaur (Australia).

That recreation might be performed on Wednesday.

– We had a quiet day as we speak. The subsequent spherical is on Friday, so now’s the time to coach calmly and prepare for that semi. We will even make an evaluation, stated father Ruud in regards to the coming days.

Ruud misplaced to Djokovic within the French Open closing final yr. A month and a half in the past he acquired his revenge when he beat Djokovic in Monte Carlo. It was the primary victory for the Norwegians in opposition to the Serbs.

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– It was not the way in which I needed to go to the semi-finals, however I’m very pleased with my victory yesterday and that I’ll get to play on Friday. I want Novak a speedy restoration, Ruud wrote on Instagram.

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Casper Ruud’s father and coach.

In a press convention after Monday’s match, Djokovic stated he had been struggling together with his knee for the previous few weeks. This acquired worse after falling within the second set in opposition to Cerundolo.

The participant from Serbia wanted medical assist however continued to play and rotated to defeat the Argentinian participant.

Photo: EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP / NTB

– I performed with my coronary heart and gave the whole lot in yesterday’s recreation. “Unfortunately, because of a torn medial meniscus in my proper knee, my workforce and I needed to make a troublesome alternative after receiving recommendation and punctiliously contemplating the scenario,” Djokovic wrote on Instagram.

The exit means Italy’s Jannik Sinner takes first place on this planet rankings. Sinner superior to face Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov within the quarter-finals on Tuesday.

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