Djokovic pulls out of China Open
China: World number one Novak Djokovic has pulled out of next week`s China Open as he has not fully recovered from a rib and lower back injury, organisers said on Thursday.
The 24-year-old Serb, winner of three grand slam tournaments this year, retired from a Davis Cup match against Argentina`s Juan Martin del Potro this month because of the injury.
"Before he set out to Beijing, Djokovic had another physical check. Unfortunately, the result showed that he didn`t recover as expected," organisers said on the website (www.chinaopen.com.cn) of the tournament which starts on Monday.