Opening
countdown:
: days
: hours
: min
sec
Menu
Defending champion Djokovic misses the China Open due to injury
2016-09-28 21:04:07

World No.1 Novak Djokovic has been forced to withdraw from next week's China Open in Beijing due to an elbow injury.

Djokovic said: "I am very sad not to be able to compete at the China Open this year. I am still recovering from my elbow injury and have been advised not to play tournaments until my condition improves and allows me to compete. I will continue with my rehabilitation and hope to be able to return to the ATP World Tour as soon as possible."

"The China Open is one of my favourite tournaments. I have had a lot of success there, winning the title six times. I love competing in front of the passionate Chinese fans and I look forward to coming back to Beijing in the future."

The Serbian six-time China Open champion owns a perfect 29-0 record at the ATP 500 tournament in the Chinese capital.

Charles Hsiung, China Open Tournament Director said: “Novak is a fan favourite in Beijing and a tremendous champion at China Open. It is unfortunate that he will not be able to defend his title this year due to injury. We wish him a successful recovery and look forward to seeing him on tour again soon, maintaining his position as World No.1”

The China Open begins on Monday October 3rd. Please visit chinaopen.com.cn for more details.

  • WTA Singles Rankings
  • ATP Singles Rankings
  • Serena Williams
    United States
    1981-9-18
    175cm

  • Angelique Kerber
    Germany
    1988.1.18
    173cm

  • Garbiñe Muguruza
    Spain
    1993.10.8
    182cm

  • Agnieszka Radwanska
    Poland
    1989.3.6
    173cm

  • Simona Halep
    Romania
    1991.9.27
    168cm

  • Victoria Azarenka
    Belarus
    1989.7.31
    183cm

  • Venus Williams
    United States
    1980.6.17
    185cm

  • Roberta Vinci
    Italy
    1983.2.18
    163cm

  • Match
  • Activity