Australian Open: Novak Djokovic starts 4th-round match against Milos Roanic

Melbourne - No. 1-ranked Djokovic hurt a stomach muscle when he fell during his third-round victory over Taylor Fritz and skipped practice on Saturday



Serbia's Novak Djokovic walks on the court to face Canada's Milos Raonic in the men's singles match on day seven of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Sunday. — AFP
Serbia's Novak Djokovic walks on the court to face Canada's Milos Raonic in the men's singles match on day seven of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Sunday. — AFP

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Published: Sun 14 Feb 2021, 2:51 PM

Last updated: Sun 14 Feb 2021, 2:55 PM

Defending champion Novak Djokovic has started his fourth-round match against Milos Raonic at the Australian Open.

No. 1-ranked Djokovic hurt a stomach muscle when he fell during his third-round victory over Taylor Fritz and skipped practice on Saturday.

There were concerns he wouldn’t recover in time for his match on Sunday but the eight-time Australian Open winner went onto Rod Laver Arena without showing any noticeable signs of trouble.

Both players held in their opening service games.


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