World number four Andy Murray won the ATP’s Cincinnati Masters title after Djokovic was injured during the match. Andy Murray did it for the second time in his career. The world number one Novak Djokovic was trailing 6-4, 3-0 when he was retired from the match.
This was the only second loss for the world number one Djokovic in his record of 57 victories. Djokovic was having problem with his right shoulder from the semifinals on Saturday.
“Obviously when he started to slow down his serve toward the end of the first set it was going to be tough for him,”
Andy Murray also won the 2008 Cincinnati open title.
“Sometimes things can warm up when you play, sometimes they get worse. I just tried to stay focused. The good thing is that there is a week, eight days to the start of the US Open. So I think that’s enough time for me to get ready.”
Djokovic tried hard in the match but let it go at last as one more grand slam of the year has to come.
I really tried.Didn’t make sense for me to continue.”
I could have maybe played another couple of games, but what for?I cannot beat a player like Murray today with one stroke.
“Of course I’m not saying if I was 100 percent that I would certainly win because Andy is a great player,” Djokovic added. “But I am sure that we will have a better match.”