Friday, November 11, 2011

Injury hampers Djokovic for London

Novak Djokovic may have enjoyed an incredible 2011 season but injury looks like wrecking his chances of ending it on a high with success at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

The Serbian world number one has only lost four matches all season – two of them as a result of an injury pull-out – and actually started the season by going 41 matches unbeaten.

Djokovic's form saw him overtake Rafael Nadal to take the top spot in the world rankings and he is guaranteed to end the season there, while he has won a total of eight tournaments including three Grand Slams at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open. Those looking at the tennis betting will know he has been superb.

Since he won the US Open at Flushing Meadows Djokovic has endured a series of injury problems that have blighted the autumn of his season. His shoulder has been a source of constant pain in recent weeks and that has seen him pull out of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.

Djokovic is still expecting to play at the ATP World Tour finals in London that start on November 20th, however there is a massive risk of these shoulder problems wrecking any chances he had of ending such a strong season with yet another win.

The Serb admits his shoulder is "hurting again" but vowed to be back in London, meaning he will have no real preparation or practice ahead of the season-ending tournament. People looking at the ATP tour finals betting should bear this in mind.

"The doctors have advised that I should rest my shoulder and start treatment as soon as possible.  I look forward to returning to the court in London and competing at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals," said Djokovic.

The world number one has previously won the ATP World Tour finals on one occasion, back in 2008, but will have to beat some huge opponents if he wants a repeat of that victory.

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