Novak Djokovic reached for the semifinals of the Mutua Madrid Open without jumping to the track given that minutes before doing so, he knew the withdrawal of Kei Nishikori alluding problems in his right wrist . Thus. The Serbian will be among the eight best rackets of the tournament, having to cross now with the winner of the duel that measures Rafa Nadal and David Goffin.
Nishikori arrived in Madrid with no ground shooting and with the unknown to see the state of form in which it was. The ATP number 8 had not played since his quarterfinal appearance in Miami against Fabio Fognini.
He left Montecarlo, fell at the last minute of the Godo and arrived later than expected to Madrid but played. He beat Diego Schwartzman and David Ferrer before reaching the quarter-finals, but this Friday he could no longer jump onto the track.
The mystery now goes on to see if we will see Nishikori next week at the Foro Italico to play in the 1,000 Masters of Rome. “Unfortunately I’m still not 100%, so I’d rather not risk it. I’m going to take a couple of days to see how I evolved, although I hope to be in Rome,” he said.