Novak Djokovic retires from the 2010 Madrid Masters

May 8, 2010 by
Filed under: Masters Series 1000 

Novak Djokovic retires from Madrid Masters 2010 World No. 2, Novak Djokovic retires from Madrid Masters 2010. The Serbian star struggled this week at his home tournament, where he had to retire from his QuarterFinal encounter against, Filip Krajinovic.

Djokovic claimed an allergy as he retired after losing the first set 4-6. Novak said that he also had the same problems during his first match at the Serbian Open and that he needs rest in order to heal. The Serbian has also added that he will not play in the upcoming Masters Series 1000 event, hosted by Madrid.

The 2010 Madrid Masters starts Monday, May 10 and and will last until May 16. In 2009, Djokovic played an epic encounter against Rafael Nadal, in the semis. It turned out to be the longest best out of 3 sets encounter ever in tennis history. Nadal who lost the first set, managed to come back and win the match after saving a few match points.

Djokovic was the title defender of the Serbian Open, and as mentioned above the SemiFinalist of the Madrid Masters. His recent injury might cost him the 2nd spot in the ATP standings as he will fail to defend an important amount of points. Nadal needs to repeat at list last year’s Madrid Masters Final to be able to overtake Novak, right before the Roland Garros.

Novak has also taken the decision to rest now in order to be able to play the next two Grand Slams which are the most important tennis events of this summer season:

“How long they will be present, depends on the rest. When you have that kind of a problem, recovery requires rest, not physical effort. I’ll see about next week, but the most important for me is to play at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, the most important tournaments in this part of the season.”

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