Novak Djokovic has been removed from the Paris Masters 1000 with an injured right shoulder. The world number one had to face this Friday in the quarterfinals to Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, sixth seed, but shoulder problems forced him to leave.
"I have taken to the limit, playing, and after the game round my shoulder worsened. For this reason, I have to put my health first and retire despite my impulses as a professional player, that make me want to play until the last drop of energy, "said Djokovic.
The Balkan regrets the damage that may have caused fans who bought tickets to see him play and says he has played every game to the "highest level" but that the body needs to recover.
The player suffered a back problem in a Davis Cup tie, forcing him to be six weeks away from the tracks. Returned to competition last week at the tournament in Basel, where he was eliminated in the semifinals by Japan's Kei Nishikori on a match that has already experienced problems in his right shoulder.
In Paris it was speculated that it would not participate, but the Serb spent two phases and qualified, but not without problems to the quarterfinals. A newspaper industry has been accused of going to Paris to collect the extraordinary bonus of $ 1.6 million destined for the ATP player who finished the year as number one dispute, at least eight of the nine Masters 1000 of the season.