Novak Djokovic withdraws from Roland Garros before quarter-final clash against Casper Ruud

Novak Djokovic withdraws from Roland Garros before his upcoming semi-final clash against Casper Ruud in the Roland Garros. A sad sendoff for the World Number 1 ranked player.

Aiman Sharma
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There are many players who are considered favorites to win the Roland Garros this season and achieve Grand Slam glory. After all, this has been a great tournament filled with some great and thrilling matches that we have witnessed. One of the players who was considered a favorite to win this Grand Slam tournament is Novak Djokovic

The Serbian powerhouse had a great tournament and has even made epic comebacks in this tournament which has resulted in him qualifying for his 17th quarterfinal match after beating Francisco Cerundolo in a 5-set game. This has been a great tournament where we have seen some great performances from the 24-time Grand Slam winner who was set to play against Casper Ruud in the quarter-finals.

Djokovic withdraws 

We all thought that this could be the moment when Djokovic could finally end his trophy drought season where he seemed to be back to his best showing the same resistance and mental strength to come back during the crunch games. Unfortunately for all the Djoko fans, they are in for some bad news since The Serbian has recently withdrawn from the competition just before his quarter-final match. Djokovic was struggling with an injury during the last match and it turns out that it has not got better as he has chosen to retire from the competition.

This is not what all the fans wanted, seeing one of the most dominant players in the game just retire from a tournament and also ending his title defense. This means that it will be a walkover, where it will be Casper Ruud who will be moving on to the semi-finals. We hope that the Serbian superstar can recover from this as soon as possible and play the upcoming games remaining in the tour. This will still be a heartbreaking end to the hopes of all the fans who were enjoying seeing Djokovic back to his best in this Clay Season finale and were aiming to defend his Roland Garros crown.


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