“Yes, it was a sharp pain when I fell,” he told the BBC after his 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 third-round win. “It was an awkward fall. I was just hoping there was nothing going on bad in the joint. And luckily there is no damage in the joint. I could play a few games after that and just the muscle was quite sore because of the impact. All in all I’m just very glad to get through.”
With Simon serving at 2-3, 40-30 in the third set, Djokovic tumbled to the ground while trying to return a forehand and rolled on his left shoulder, causing John McEnroe to speculate on air that the Serb might have separated his shoulder. Djokovic appeared to be in serious pain and then called for the ATP trainer.