Monday, March 20, 2017
Miami Open 2017 Main Draw
Novak Djokovic, the defending champion, pulled out of the 2017 Miami Open due to an elbow injury.
Djokovic commented on the Miami Open website: "My doctor has strongly advised against play because my elbow injury, that I keep carrying on for months, got worse in the past week.
"I will do everything in my power to recover and do all the necessary therapy to be able to return on court as soon as possible. Sadly, I won't be able to defend my title in Miami this week.
"Believe me, it is as shocking to me, as it is to you. No wonder they say that in sport the biggest and most painful defeats come from injuries, and not from opponents.
"I am lucky that throughout my career I didn't have many injuries, but I guess that all that I've been through physically in the past so many years did leave a mark on my body.
"I remain eternally grateful for all the love and support I receive from you. Thank you for believing in me."