French Open: Djokovic Pulls Out Ahead Quarter-final Clash With Knee Injury

Defending champion Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the 2024 French Open before Wednesday’s quarter-final tie with Norway’s Casper Ruud with a knee injury.

According to BBC Sport, Djokovic had a scan on the injury on Tuesday, having blamed the “slippery” Roland Garros clay courts for aggravating the problem during his fourth-round victory on Monday.

He announced his withdrawal from the Grand Slam tournament later on Tuesday.

The scan revealed the 37-year-old has torn medial meniscus in his right knee.

“I am really sad to announce that I have to withdraw,” Djokovic said.

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“My team and I had to make a tough decision after careful consideration and consultation.”

The injury has ended his hopes of winning a 25th Grand Slam title – which would be an outright all-time record – on the Paris clay.

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