MONACO (AP) — Six-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic faces an anxious wait to see how long his right-wrist injury will keep him away from tennis.
Djokovic lost his Monte Carlo Masters title on Saturday after being beaten by Roger Federer in the semifinal, where the Serb played with heavy strapping on his right wrist and was unable to serve or return to his usual level.
"I just rest now. I cannot play tennis for some time. How long, I don't know. It's really not in my hands anymore," Djokovic said. "I'm going to rest and see when it can heal 100 percent, then I will be back on the court."
There was some bright news, however.
"Well, the good thing is I don't need to have a surgery. I don't have any rupture or something like that," Djokovic said. "I'm going to go see doctors tonight and then tomorrow again have another MRI (scan), see if anything changed in this seven days since I had the last one."
He does not know what the exact injury is.
"I heard so many things in last 10 days," Djokovic said. "Trust me, it's complicated."
The second-ranked Serb had complained earlier this week about the pain, but then said it felt better after taking a day off from playing and training between his matches on Tuesday and Thursday.
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