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Novak Djokovic injured at Australian Open, may withdraw

An injured Novak Djokovic said he doesn’t know if he will play his next Australian Open match after rallying past American Taylor Fritz 7-6 (1), 6-4, 3-4, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the fourth round.

Djokovic, the world No. 1 seeking a record-extending ninth Australian Open title, said after the match that he tore a muscle.

“I don’t know if I’ll manage to recover from that in less than two days,” Djokovic said in a 12:25 a.m. on-court interview at an almost empty Rod Laver Arena after fans were forced to leave during the fourth set at 11:30 p.