Serbia's Novak Djokovic speaks during a press conference at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 12, 2017, after retiring from his men's singles quarter-final match against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych on the ninth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. Berdych won the match 7-6, 2-0. Djokovic retired in the second set. Novak Djokovic said a right elbow injury was to blame for his retirement from Wednesday's Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych. AFP PHOTO

Former world number one Novak Djokovic is in doubt for the U.S. Open due to his elbow injury, Serbian media reported, citing the country’s Davis Cup team doctor.

Djokovic retired hurt during the quarter-finals at Wimbledon and said he was considering taking a break from playing to recover from the long-standing injury to his right elbow.

Serbia’s Sportski Zurnal reported that the 30-year-old could face up to 12 weeks on the sidelines.

“He has a bruised bone due to excessive playing,” it quoted Zdenko Milinkovic as saying.

“Novak is in Toronto undergoing some further tests with specialists.”

The 12-times grand slam champion won the U.S. Open in 2011 and 2015. This year’s tournament begins on Aug. 28. --Reuters

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