June 16th, 2024

Novak Djokovic withdraws from the French Open with an injured right knee


By Howard Fendrich, The Associated Press on June 4, 2024.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic receives medical assistance for his right knee during his fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, June 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

PARIS (AP) – Novak Djokovic withdrew from the French Open with an injured right knee on Tuesday, ending his title defense and meaning he will relinquish the No. 1 ranking.

The tournament announced the news, saying Djokovic has a torn medial meniscus in his right knee. The extent of the injury was found during an MRI exam a day after Djokovic was hurt during a fourth-round victory.

He was supposed to face two-time French Open runner-up Casper Ruud in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

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AP tennis: https://apnews.com/hub/tennis

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