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Djokovic Injury update: ‘We’ll make a decision soon – Craig Tiley


Craig Tiley has paid tribute to Novak Djokovic after he was able to fight through his Australian Open injury to beat Taylor Fritz.

Djokovic suffered what appeared to be a serious abdominal injury whilst two sets up, with Fritz able to take advantage to level the match and force a decider.

The world number one later said he strongly suspected he had torn a muscle, yet he was able to somehow win the decider to give himself a chance of carrying on in the tournament.

“We’ll see him,” Tennis Australia chief Tiley said. “He’s resilient, he’s tough.

“He’ll wake up today and he’ll figure out what it is and he’ll go and get the appropriate treatment.

“The way he was, those two sets, I was pretty surprised [he was able to win the match.]

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“But I’ve seen him play enough times here, this is his court, he gets comfortable on it and he just picks his game up and up and he’s that good.

“So his health is going to be important and we’ll make a decision later on today on when he plays tomorrow.”




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