Djokovic denies injury talk after shock defeat
World number one Novak Djokovic has calmed talk that he picked up an injury in his loss to Grigor Dimitrov at the Mutua Madrid Open.
Djokovic rolled his ankle during the second set of his 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (8-10) 6-3 loss to the Bulgarian in what was a shock defeat for the Serbian.
The 25-year-old took a break to receive some medical treatment and was given extra taping for his ankle, which is the same joint he injured in April when on Davis Cup duty for Serbia.
The Serb got on with the game and broke back straightaway but couldn't find a way past Dimitrov who kept his composure to seal the win.
Speaking about his injury, Djokovic said: "I thought it was the right decision because, luckily for me, nothing really happened when I twisted the ankle during the match. It was a slight moment.
"I had good protection on my ankle. So right now that is the only positive thing that I look into, is that I didn't injure my ankle worse before [the Internazionali d'Italia in] Rome and [Roland Garros in] Paris."