Novak Djokovic on Wednesday refused to reveal the precise injury worries which forced him to fight through for a four-set win into his 10th Roland Garros semi-final.
The top seed remained vague after defeating Pablo Carreno Busta in a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 comeback win.
“I definitely didn’t feel great coming into the court today, a few things happened in the warmup,” Djokovic said.
“I had to deal with those physical issues coming onto the court. As the match went on, I felt better, I didn’t feel as much pain.”
Djokovic came to the court with a large plaster on his neck and was constantly either stretching out his back or hitting on the muscles of his forearm for much of the first set, which he lost to his Spanish opponent.
But further details about his condition were not forthcoming as he prepares for a Friday semi-final against Stefanos Tsitsipas.
“I had some neck issues and some shoulder issues, I’ll just say that.
“I don’t want to get really too much into it. Obviously I’m still in the tournament, so I don’t want to reveal too much.
“I’m feeling okay. I think, as I said, as the match progressed, I warmed up by body, and the pain kind of faded away. It allowed me to play better and better and better.”