WATCH: Novak Djokovic Injures Thumb vs. Andy Murray

Novak Djokovic thumb injury, Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray

Novak Djokovic receives medical treatment after injuring his thumb during the first set of Sunday’s Australian Open title match against Andy Murray. (Getty)

If Novak Djokovic holds off Andy Murray to win his fifth Australian Open title, the world’s No. 1 player will have to play through a thumb injury to do it.

Djokovic appeared to injure his right thumb in the first set Sunday against Murray while lunging for a ball along the sideline. The injury appeared to hamper Djokovic when he was serving for the set up 5-3 but lost the game. He received medical treatment during the changeover after losing the game.

Here’s the play on which Djokovic got hurt:

Murray held serve to tie the set at 5, but Djokovic eventually prevailed 7-5 in a tiebreak to take the set.

Follow live updates throughout the match here.


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