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“I injured my knee because of that,” Djokovic blames poor clay at Roland Garros

Required to withdraw from the quarter-finals of Roland-Garros, the Serbian lambasted clay.

Roland-Garros lost Rafael Nadal in the first round, the French Open has now lost Novak Djokovic, forced to lose in the first round. to declare forfeit in the face of Casper Ruud due to knee injury. Touché during his new match &agrav; extension facing &agrav; the Argentinian Cerundolo in the round of 16 on Sunday June 3, the Serbian had succeeded in winning the match. find the necessary resources to complete the meeting, but at the same time what price ? 

At a press conference, the Serb expressed his skepticism about his presence, explaining that he had had discomfort in his knee for several days and that he wasn't sure about continuing the adventure. Tuesday, the sentence fell, Novak Djokovic announced his withdrawal. Could his injury have been avoided ? Still at a press conference, the former world number 1, ;now detrôné by Jannik Sinner, pointed&eac; pointing out the poor conditions of the Philippe Chatrier court. " I discussed' with the chair umpire, saying: Would it be possible to sweep the ground, perhaps not at all? every change, but maybe when we change sides, every two or three times? And maybe not wait until the end of the game. #39;a set. She said she was going to check, she talked about it. to the supervisor of the people who take care of the land. The response was: no. The weather of the last few days has affected the weather. the short, and affectedé the upper layers of the clay, he estimated. I don't know what they did exactly. I think they took away part of the clay. So, there was very little, almost no, clay on the surface. And &agrav; Due to drier, warmer conditions, the terrain has become very slippery. I injured myself at the knee &agrav; because of that, because I slipped, I slipped a lot.

According to the Serb, better scanning was necessary. "When you move during rallies, you move the clay, he emphasized. There are places where there is no more surface. You are now only on a hard base. I'm trying to understand the process, and see how it would damage the field to sweep it, since we do it with our feet, and before throwing the ball, we often clean with our shoe.' ;quot;

In the meantime, the tournament is now without its last winner, but good news, there will be a brand new king to come. Roland-Garros this year since all the players still present have never won the tournament. the Grand Slam tournament.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116