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Serbia's Novak Djokovic, seen here at the Monte Carlo Masters last month, has pulled out of the Madrid Masters due to a wrist injury. - AFP
MADRID (AFP): World number two Novak Djokovic was forced to pull out of this week's Madrid Masters on Sunday due to an ongoing right wrist injury.
The six-time Grand Slam champion said he wouldn't be able to play tennis for "some time" after suffering the injury in losing to Roger Federer in the semi-final of the Monte Carlo Masters a fortnight ago, but had hoped to make his return in the Spanish capital.
"I am sorry for the tournament and the Spanish fans that I have to pull out of the Mutua Madrid Open," he told the tournament's official website.
"I have done everything possible to be able to play in Madrid, which is one of the most important events of the year, but, unfortunately, the injury I have in the right wrist has become inflamed again.
"I will now take my time to recover from the injury with the hope of being ready to play in Rome," added the Serb.
Djokovic's withdrawal won't overly hurt his chase of Rafael Nadal at the top of the world rankings as he was only defending 10 ranking points due to his second round defeat to Grigor Dimitrov last year.
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