Posted by Lana On 2/05/2011 09:08:00 AM
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic has announced his withdrawal from next week's ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament, due to a shoulder injury.
Confirming the news, director Richard Krajicek told the tournament's official website: "Novak Djokovic has personally called me to announce that he will be not be present in Rotterdam.
"He is recovering from a very tiring period and is now suffering from this injury to his shoulder," added Krajicek.
"Because of the injury he will be unable to train for a week, let alone playing high-level matches. He is obviously very disappointed that he will not attend."
The defending champion, Robin Soderling, has replaced Djokovic as the top-seeded player for the tournament that starts Monday at the Ahoy stadium in Rotterdam.
(source: Novak Djokovic, photo/Getty Images)