Novak Djokovic out of Queen's Open
Novak Djokovic has pulled out of next week's AEGON Championships with a knee injury.
The Serb, whose 41-match unbeaten streak came to an end at the hands of Roger Federer in the French Open semi-finals, has patellar tendinitis - a problem with his kneecap.
"I am very disappointed that I will not be playing in the AEGON Championships at the Queen's Club this year," Djokovic said. "It is a great event, I wish the organisers and the fans a fantastic week of tennis and I hope I will be back next year."
The world No. 2 narrowly missed the chance to leapfrog Rafael Nadal in the rankings - victory against Federer would have been enough to see him crowned No. 1 for the first time.
Last year's finalist Mardy Fish has also withdrawn with an abdominal problem, while Richard Gasquet has a leg injury.
Andy Murray will now be seeded second for the event, which begins on Monday, with world No. 1 Rafael Nadal the top seed. Djokovic, meanwhile, will return to action at Wimbledon which starts on June 20.
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