Novak Djokovic needs treatment for pain in the backside at the Australian Open as he moves on to the round of 16

NOVAK DJOKOVIC suffered a pain in his backside – and it wasn't simply third round opponent Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Djokovic beat the Spaniard 6-2, 6-three, 6-three regardless of needing treatment for a muscle drawback in his behind.

 Novak Djokovic called for a medical timeout during the Australian Open match

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Novak Djokovic referred to as for a medical timeout throughout the Australian Open match

Though the scoreline appeared emphatic, the six-time Aussie Open champion wanted greater than two hours and 20 minutes to grind the No. 21 seed down.

There was concern in the Serb's camp when the former world No. 1 sought a medical timeout early in the second set for treatment to his decrease again.

The damage was recent concern for the 12-time Grand Slam champion whose rating has slipped to 14 after taking six months out with proper elbow hassle in the second half of 2017.

After he claimed his eleventh round of 16 look at the Australian Open, Djokovic stated: "Clearly for me it's taking it one match at a time however I’ve to be extra humble with my expectations as I haven't performed in the final six months.

 Djokovic received treatment for a muscle problem in his backside early on in the second set

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Djokovic acquired treatment for a muscle drawback in his backside early on in the second set
 The Serbian has recently returned to the court after a six-month injury hiatus

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The Serbian has lately returned to the courtroom after a six-month damage hiatus

"However I’m very happy the place my recreation is at."

Djokovic who celebrated by rocking out to ACDC as it performed over the PA system on Margaret Courtroom Area added: "Everybody loves ACDC, they're immortal, one of the greatest bands ever.

"I'll attempt to use that for restoration and coaching to get in form."

Djokovic's opponent in the final 16 on Monday, Hyeon Chung, will even want to regather his power.

 Djokovic celebrated advancing to the round of 16 by rocking out to ACDC

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Djokovic celebrated advancing to the round of 16 by rocking out to ACDC
 Djokovic beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets but it took more than two hours 20 minutes

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Djokovic beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight units nevertheless it took greater than two hours 20 minutes

The South Korean put out world No. four Sascha Zverev in a 5-set battle.

Djokovic added: "Matches are going to get harder from now on.

"Chung had a fantastic win towards Zverev."

Novak Djokovic dances on treadmill forward of Australian Open 2018 opener

NOVAK DJOKOVIC suffered a pain in his backside – and it wasn't simply third round opponent Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

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