Big Blow! Djokovic Withdraws From Qatar Open Due To Injury

Novak Djokovic
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic plays a point against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka during their 2013 US Open men's semifinals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand

Former world number one Novak Djokovic has been dealt a big blow ahead of next year’s Australian Open after an elbow injury ruled him out of the Qatar Open starting next week.

The Serbian tennis star has had a wretched time with injuries for the better part of the last one year and the latest news is a big blow to his comeback bid.

Novak Djokovic was hoping to use the tournament to work his way back to full fitness after a lengthy time on the sidelines.