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Novak Djokovic has revealed he felt a “sharp pain” in his elbow but refused to blame it for his defeat to Roger Federer at the ATP Finals.
The 16-time Grand Slam champion was outclassed by Federer, who produced a serving masterclass with a 6-4, 6-3 victory.
He said: “Yeah, well, I hope it’s nothing that will really enable me to play Madrid. You know, the pain was pretty sharp. But I could play the rest of the match, so, you know, if I had something really serious, I think I wouldn’t be able to hold the racquet. So it was probably just an awkward, quick movement that I did. It did not pose any form of issues later on.”
Djokovic is scheduled to represent Serbia at the Davis Cup next week.