French Open 2020: Novak Djokovic skips practice ahead of semifinal clash with Stefano Tsitsipas

Novak Djokovic was struggling with neck and shoulder issues in his quarterfinal victory over Pablo Carreno Busta. He skipped his practice session on Thursday ahead of his semifinal clash with Stefano Tsitsipas.

Novak Djokovic was struggling with his neck and shoulder during his quarterfinal match

Novak Djokovic, the top seed at the French Open 2020 progressed into the semifinals defeating Pablo Carreno Busta in 4 sets on Wednesday. The Serbian was visibly having concerns with his neck and shoulder during the match and even had to take a medical timeout to have it treated. He lost the first set struggling with his serve due to his injury, but came back in style winning the next 3 sets and progressing into the semifinals to face Stefano Tsitsipas.

In some worrisome news for Novak fans, the Serbia skipped his practice on Thursday which was scheduled for 2 pm. It remains to be seen whether the World number 1 will be at his 100% against 5th seed, Tsitsipas in the semifinal. The semifinal will be played on Friday, so Djokovic just has about another 24 hours to get medical aid for his neck and shoulder concerns.

Novak Djokovic skips his practice session

After having agreed to facing shoulder and neck problems, Djokovic skipped practice on Thursday

Novak Djokovic was scheduled for a 2 pm practice session on Court 3 of the Bois de Boulogne complex. However, neither did he nor his team arrived at the venue for 60 minutes after his scheduled time. Novak Djokovic had confessed after his victory over Pablo Carreno Busta of struggling with a neck and shoulder injury. The Serbian is under the supervision of Milan Amanovic who is trying his best to make sure Novak is ready for his gruesome semifinal clash with Stefanos Tsitsipas on Friday.

Novak Djokovic, if he decides to practice would prefer doing it on one of Jean Bouin’s attached court because it is away from the spotlight and the Serbian would not want to give anyone a clue regarding his injury ahead of the semifinal matchup.

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