Friday, 11 November 2011
Nole Withdraws from Paris Masters
It is with regret that is tinged with relief that we learn of Novak Djokovic's withdrawal from the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, which he won in 2009. Apparently it was his shoulder that forced him out of the competition, after having to seek treatment out on court. Here's what he had to say: "Dear fans and friends, sadly i have to inform you that i have withdrawn from the further tournament. I have pushed myself to the limit by playing, and after the match yesterday my shoulder got worse. For this reason, I have to put my health first and withdraw even though my urges as a professional player are making me want to play until the last drop of energy. I am very sorry for all of you who bought tickets and wanted to come and watch me play. My season has been long and tiring, I played all of my matches at my highest level, and now my body is aching for recovery. Hoping for your understanding and support. Love, Nole". His words make it obvious how exhausted he really is at the near end of an amazing, but 'long and tiring' year for him. All he needs to do now is recuperate and focus on getting better, for his sake, and all of ours.