World number one Novak Djokovic enters into the French Open’s semi-finals after defeating Pablo Carreno Busta in what was a bit difficult match for the Serb physically.
Additionally, Djokovic was struggling with pain in his neck and shoulder but was not ready to reveal the same intensity. Besides, he also asked for the physio twice during the game. He was having a problem with his left arm.
Moreover, the 17 times Grand Slam winner started the match with a plaster on his back and neck. In addition to this, the Serb was also facing difficulty in walking and moving around in the court.
Djokovic’s struggle on the court was as relevant as it can get, as he also lost the first set. But the world number one proved why he is one of the game’s best players by bouncing right back in the match. After losing the first set, the Serb went on to win the match in what could be said in a very dominating manner.
Busta Was Dictating The Game In The First Set And Half – Djokovic
However, after the match, Djokovic still had the impact of the injury on his mind. Djokovic said that he had some issues with his neck and shoulders. But since Serb is still a part of the tournament, Nole did not wish to reveal it.
Additionally, Serbian said, “I did not wish to sound like I am complaining, and obviously he was a better player for a set and a half. I was hitting myself, which I do not recommend.”
In addition to this, Djokovic also explained how he was not feeling great while coming to court. Besides, he also revealed that some things occurred during warm-up. And he was struggling to get his head into the game.
Additionally, Djokovic had all praise for his opponent, Busta. And he said, “I don’t want to take away anything from his good performance. Especially for a set and a half, he was the better player, dictating the play.”
Djokovic will now play in the semi-finals and would try to reach another Grand Slam finals in Paris.