Novak Djokovic receives unusual bottle hit to the head while signing autographs after victory in Rome

After beating Frenchman Corentin Moutet, the Serbian, who will be Alejandro Tabilo’s next rival, received a severe blow that forced him to require medical assistance.

It was all joy for Novak Djokovic, who beat Frenchman Corentin Moutet on his debut at the Masters 1000 in Rome. However, from one moment to the next, everything turned into worry and The world number one found himself lying on the ground due to a surprising blow.

The events happened as soon as the match ended and the Serbian began his usual signing of autographs for the fans arriving at the Foro Italico. So far everything was going great, but At that moment, a fan in the stands leaned down to pass him his pencil for signature and a metal bottle jumped out of his backpack and hit the tennis player directly on the head.

The blow was hard since the athlete found himself on the ground, while security agents reacted quickly to the situation. The Balkan man was treated and transferred to the infirmary to receive appropriate first aid.

“Novak Djokovic, leaving center court at the end of his match, was accidentally hit in the head by a water bottle while signing autographs for spectators. He has received the appropriate medication and has already left the Foro Italico to return to his hotel; “His condition is not worrying.” the organization of the tournament later reported.

Tabilo’s rival

In any case, Djokovic will be able to face Alejandro Tabilo. The Chilean will face a current world number one for the first time and will seek an unprecedented passage to the round of 16 of the Masters 1000 in the Italian capital.

The student of Guillermo Gómez beat the German Yannick Hanfmann (59th) 6-2 and 7-6 (4) , in a match where he showed a high level, confirming his good moment. Without going any further, last week he won the Challenger 175 in Aix-en-Provence, which allowed him to reach 32nd place in the world, his best position.

The left-hander’s goal is to become top seed at Roland-Garros, where he will compete in the main draw for the first time, after three unsuccessful attempts. The duel against Nole is scheduled for Sunday, at a time to be confirmed.

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Source: Latercera

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