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.

Bureau Report

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