The Serbian left Sunday in New York, in the match against Switzerland Stan Wawrinka in the round of 16 of the tournament where he defended his title.
Novak Djokovic will not defend his title at the US Open. The Serbian left the tournament New York, Sunday 1st September, after an abandonment in the match against the Swiss Stan Wawrinka in 8es final. Injured in the left shoulder, the no 1 World preferred to throw in the towel as it was led 6-4, 7-5, 2-1.
"I do not want to talk about my injuries. I gave up and told you it was because of the left shoulder. There is nothing more to say about it », said Djokovic after the match, while acknowledging that this abandonment was "Frustrating. Very frustrating.
However, he has been keen to project himself for the next few weeks, pointing out that "The season is not over" and that he intended to defend his placeo 1 worldwide: "Of course, it's over for me when it comes to Grand Slams. But I won two out of four (Australia and Wimbledon) and I played the semi-finals in France (Roland Garros). (…) You know, he's still full of big tournaments (before the end of the season). I just hope that I will have the chance to become competitive again, because, in good health, I really have my chances on the tour in Asia. And then there will be indoor. Historically, I play well these last two months of the year. "