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World number one says” I don’t know what further damage I’ve done to injury” after beating Milos Raonic.

The eight-times Australian Open Champion Novak Djokovic.

The world number one Serbian Novak Djokovic sustained an injury in the third round match against American Taylor Fritz. The match took place at Melbourne Park on Friday. Djokovic was then in a huge doubt to play the last-16 against Canadian Milos Raonic.

Last eight fixture

However, he won the match against the Canadian 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Djokovic is set to play against world number seven Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the last eight. This will be Novak’s ninth Australian Open title quest and 12th quarterfinals of the said event.

Zverev on the other hand got the better of Dusan Lajovic to reach the quarterfinals. U.S. Open finalist Alexander Zverev has beaten No. 23 seeded Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-3 to match up against Novak Djokovic.

However, he said he is afraid of doing himself more damage by playing. Although he is confident of getting over the injury and continue to play on. Grand Slams like these are important for his career, the 17 times Grand Slam said in an interview.

“Injury is good enough to compete.”

Regarding his injury, Djokovic conveyed to Eurosport in an interview, “Injury is good enough to compete. It’s not ideal and I’ve felt better. I didn’t hit a ball for two nights.”

“But it’s a Grand Slam and for me it means everything. I give everything I have in me. Any other tournament, I probably wouldn’t be playing. Right now it’s all about recovery. I just want to try and feel better. I have been under painkillers for 48 hours, so I don’t know exactly that damage that has been done, but it will be more than previously.” Djokovic further asserted.

The much anticipated and controversy-laden Melbourne Park event, is down to the last eight stage. Serbian Novak will be going up against world number seven Zverev in the last eight of the competition on Tuesday, February 16.

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