Novak Djokovic has pulled out from 2018 ATP 250 Qatar ExxonMobil Open due to pain in right elbow.
“Unfortunately, the situation with the elbow has not changed for better since yesterday. I still feel the pain. Therefore, I will have to withdraw from ATP tournament in Doha, that has been voted the best 250 tournament in 2017,” said Djokovic in a official statement released on his website.
“I am sorry that I will not be able to play in front of my fans here. I have great memories of this tournament and the matches I played, like the final against Andy from last year. The atmosphere at the stadium is always wonderful, the organization is on the highest level, and I will surely miss it a lot.
“However, after the thorough consultations with the medical team, we decided to keep up with the therapies and elbow treatments. Only when I’m 100% ready to play, I will be able to come back. I hope it will be soon. I want to thank everyone for patience and understanding.”
The ATP 250 tournament was scheduled to take place from January 2-6, 2018.