Former World No 1 Novak Djokovic faces a doubt to feature in this year US Open due to an elbow injury that is threatening to wreck his season.
Djokovic, a 12-time grand slam champion, has been below par so far this season and face a major doubt according to a media report from Serbia, citing the country’s Davis Cup team doctor.
Djokovic retired hurt during the quarter-finals at Wimbledon and said he was considering taking a break from playing to recover from the long-standing injury to his right elbow.
Serbia’s Sportski Zurnal reported that the 30-year-old could face up to 12 weeks on the sidelines.
“He has a bruised bone due to excessive playing,” it quoted Zdenko Milinkovic as saying.
“Novak is in Toronto undergoing some further tests with specialists.”
US Open tournament begins on August 28.