BREAKING NEWS: Djokovic to miss remainder of 2017

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Novak Djokovic will miss the US Open after confirming he will sit out the rest of the 2017 season due to an elbow injury.

"Just want to share the news with you," he said on Facebook.

"After obviously a year and a half of carrying the injury of the elbow that has culminated in the last couple of months, I have made a decision to not play any competitions or tournaments for the rest of the 2017 season.

"Unfortunately this is the decision that had to be made at this moment. Wimbledon was the toughest tournament for me in terms of feeling the pain."