Overwhelming Australian Open favorite Novak Djokovic’s return to Melbourne Park didn’t acquired to plan after the nine-time champion ended a apply match early after showing to harm his knee.
Djokovic, who has been put in as $1.80 TAB favorite to win the occasion after storming to victory within the Adelaide Worldwide final weekend, was taking part in a scheduled match in opposition to Daniil Medvedev on centre courtroom.
However the match was ended after only one set, which Djokovic misplaced, after hurting his knee.
Djokovic, who’s taking part in within the Australian Open a 12 months after being deported due to his vaccination standing, acquired medical remedy no less than 3 times as he tried to play on.
However the world No.5 was not transferring fluently throughout the courtroom as he battled on, finally calling it quits after 38 minutes to hunt extra remedy.
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