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Djokovic hit on head with water bottle while signing autographs at Italian Open

Novak Djokovic (crouched) was hit in the head with a bottle after winning his round of 64 match against France's Corentin Moutel in Rome on May 10, 2024, as court officials Take care of him

Novak Djokovic takes a bottle to the head after winning the round of 64 against France’s Corentin Moutet in Rome on May 10, 2024 Hit, court staff attending to him (crouching).Image source: Reuters

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic required medical attention after being hit in the head with a water bottle after defeating France’s Corentin Moutet in the second round of the Italian Open on Friday.

After the Serbian easily defeated the lucky loser 6-3 6-1, he was hit in the head by a bottle while signing autographs. He immediately fell to his knees holding his head. He squatted on the ground for a few seconds, and the staff ran to help him, and was finally helped off the field.

Tournament organizers said there was no reason to worry about his condition.

“Novak Djokovic was hit in the head with a water bottle while signing autographs for spectators as he left Center Court after the match,” the tournament said in a statement posted on social media.

“He received appropriate medication and has since left Piazza Italia to return to his hotel.”

Video posted on social media showed the bottle slipping from a fan’s backpack and hitting him. Reuters The footage could not immediately be independently verified.

Djokovic wrote on social media platform

He next plays Chilean Alejandro Tabilo.

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