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"This is one of those injuries where nothing can really help instantly. You just have to allow natural rehabilitation to take its course," Djokovic said. "Professionally, this is not, obviously, an easy decision for me."
"The remarkable series has come to an end," Djokovic said. "My body has its limits, and I have to respect that and be grateful for all that I have achieved so far."
He acknowledged Wednesday that he "felt worn out" and "flat" after the run of success that culminated at Roland Garros in 2016.
"I was searching for myself, for motivation," he said.
"All the doctors I've consulted, and all the specialists I have visited, in Serbia and all over the world, have agreed that this injury requires rest. A prolonged break from the sport is inevitable," Djokovic said. "I'll do whatever it takes to recover."
World's best player hitting against a wall? I didn't know this even happens.
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Stan out till 2018 too.
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Stan Wawrinka, the reigning U.S. Open champion, will undergo knee surgery and miss the rest of the 2017 season.
The world No. 4 made the unfortunate announcement on Facebook on Friday.
"I am sad to announce that after talking with my team and doctor I had to make a difficult decision to undergo a medical intervention on my knee," he wrote. "This was the only solution to make sure I will be able to compete at the top level for many more years.
"This is obviously extremely disappointing, but I’m already looking ahead and planning my recovery. I love this sport and I will work hard to get back to my top level and play many more years. I also want to take this opportunity to thank my fans for sending plenty of messages of support during the last couple of days. I will see you all in 2018!"
On Wednesday, the three-time Grand Slam champion announced that he would miss the upcoming hard-court Masters events in Montreal and Cincinnati.
The news comes a little over a week after Novak Djokovic, who Wawrinka defeated in last year's U.S. Open final, revealed that his injured right elbow would force him to sit out until 2018.
Wawrinka, 32, finishes his abbreviated season with a 26-11 record and one title, the 250-level Geneva Open, which he won in May. He reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and the final in Indian Wells—losing to countryman Roger Federer both times—and, most recently, the final at Roland Garros, where he lost in straight sets to Rafael Nadal.
He ended his season on a three-match losing streak, falling to Feliciano Lopez in London in his first match after the French Open and then dropping his Wimbledon opener to Daniil Medvedev.
World No. 59 Florian Mayer will replace Wawrinka in the U.S. Open main draw.
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Andy Murray joined Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic on the Coupe Rogers sidelines on Thursday when he announced that he would not play Montreal next week.
The Scot, who has won the tournament three times—in 2009, 2010 and 2015—will miss the event for a second consecutive year as he continues to recover from a hip injury.
The Masters 1000 event begins on Monday.
LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray has pulled out of next week's Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati because of an ongoing hip injury.
The top-ranked Murray has not played since his Wimbledon quarterfinal loss to Sam Querrey on July 12.
Murray said in a post on his Facebook page Wednesday that he is working hard to be fit for the U.S. Open, which starts on Aug. 28.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic will miss the Cincinnati Masters after withdrawing from the Rogers Cup in Montreal because of an abductor injury.
Cilic said Friday that "I have already started with my preparation and the progress is going well but there isn't enough time for me to prepare for Cincinnati and to be completely ready to play there."
The sixth-ranked Croat added "I still don't feel at 100% to compete at the top level and to defend my title" in Cincinnati.