Novak Djokovic relieved to come through injury scare

Novak Djokovic expresses his relief at overcoming an injury scare when he fell on his shoulder during his third-round win over Gilles Simon at Wimbledon.

Novak Djokovic has expressed his relief after avoiding damage to his shoulder following a tumble in the third set of his third-round match against Gilles Simon at Wimbledon.

The Serbian fell awkwardly on his shoulder, but eventually came through to secure a 6-4 6-2 6-4 victory and set up a fourth-round clash against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

"It was a sharp pain when I fell, an awkward fall," BBC Sport quotes Djokovic as saying. "I was just hoping there is nothing going on with the joint, luckily there is no damage and I could play.

"The muscle was quite sore with the impact but I am just glad to get through. Now there are two days off and I am going to try and recover the next one is Tsonga and it's going to be a great match up for both of us."

Tsonga secured his place in the next round with a straight-sets win over Jimmy Wang this afternoon.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after scoring a point against Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev during their men's singles first round match on day one of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 23,
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