Novak Djokovic managed to pass his first round test at the US Open but not without some battle scars.
Last year's finalist looked strong in dismissing Frenchie veteran Arnaud Clement 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 but rolled his ankle during the match. Nole told the press all will be fine with it saying,
Well, the [ankle is] okay. It's going to be good in two days, I'm sure. After that happened, I was thinking more of it than I was really actually feeling the pain, so it's not really a big deal. But in that certain moment, I felt big pain, so I just had to tape the ankle.I guess we'll all see how the Serb recovers in his next match, but the ankle issue coupled with a rumored stomach problem aren't great signs for Nole.
But it's going to be all right.
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