Novak Djokovic withdraws from French Open ahead of quarter-final.

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Djokovic announced his withdrawal from the French Open with a knee injury making Jannik Sinner the men’s new world No 1 when the rankings are revised on Monday

Novak Djokovic has pulled out of the French Open due to a knee injury. The 37-year-old limped through a five-set thriller against Francisco Cerundolo on Monday and was due to face Casper Ruud in the quarter-finals tomorrow.

Tuesday’s action saw defending champion Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff set up a rematch of their 2022 final in Paris. Jabeur took the lead in a breathtaking first set but Gauff dug deep to comeback and claim a 4-6 6-2 6-3 victory. World No 1 Swiatek faced Marketa Vondrousova in the next quarter-final clash and blew her away with a straight set 6-0 6-3 win.

This afternoon, it’s over to the men’s singles, as second seed Sinner takes on a resurgent Grigor Dimitrov before Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas do battle in the night session.

Djokovic underwent a MRI scan which revealed a “torn medial meniscus in his right knee”. The injury makes him a major doubt for Wimbledon, which begins on 1 July, and propels Jannik Sinner to the top of the rankings as the men’s new world No 1.

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