The best Serbian tennis player will not defend his Qatar ExxonMobil Open title. Novak has pulled out of January’s Australian Open warm-up event in Doha, as the situation with his elbow has not changed for better since yesterday when he was forced to withdraw from Abu Dhabi exhibition.
Unfortunately, the situation with the elbow has not changed for better since yesterday. I still feel the pain. Therefore, I will have to withdraw from ATP tournament in Doha, that has been voted the best 250 tournament in 2017.
I am sorry that I will not be able to play in front of my fans here. I have great memories of this tournament and the matches I played, like the final against Andy from last year. The atmosphere at the stadium is always wonderful, the organization is on the highest level, and I will surely miss it a lot.
However, after the thorough consultations with the medical team, we decided to keep up with the therapies and elbow treatments.
Only when I’m 100% ready to play, I will be able to come back. I hope it will be soon. I want to thank everyone for patience and understanding.
The ATP World Tour 250 tournament will take place from January 2-6, 2018.
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