Published On: Thu, Oct 10th, 2019

Novak Djokovic raises injury concerns at Shanghai Masters after John Isner win | Tennis | Sport

Novak Djokovic raised injury concerns after his win over John Isner at the Shanghai Masters.

The world No 1 was in top form as he stormed past Isner with a 7-5, 6-3 victory.

However, the Serbian appeared to have an issue with his right elbow after stretching to return a shot.

“Yeah I did feel a little bit of a pain there when I over-stretched,” Djokovic said.

However, Djokovic went straight into doubles action on Court 2.

The 16-time Grand Slam winner partnered fellow countryman Filip Krajinovic as they fell to a defeat against British pair Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski.

But there were positive signs for the 32-year-old as he looking forward to meeting Stefanos Tsitsipas in the singles quarter-finals tomorrow.

Djokovic added: “But I played doubles and it seems to be fine.”

Meanwhile, Djokovic explained how he was able to break the monstrous Isner serve.

“It is always a big challenge returning the serve of Isner,” he said.

“He has got one of the biggest serves of all time and one of the tallest guys ever to play tennis.

“With that height the serve is a huge weapon and huge advantage.

“I managed to find a good position on the return at the end of the first set and beginning of the second.

“I won five games in a row and that was the key, obviously having a break each set.

“Then I kind of held my serve. I felt it was one of the best serving matches I’ve had.”

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