Djokovic suffers injury scare in autograph signing mishap

Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic suffered an injury scare at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, when the Serb hurt his leg as fans pushed towards him while he signed autographs.

Djokovic had wrapped up a victory over Italian Andreas Seppi when a barrier holding back autograph hunters collapsed onto his knee.

The Serb left his racquets and bag on the court and limped straight up the players tunnel to receive a medical assessment in the changing room.

Djokovic was unable to complete a television interview he had agreed to after his victory over Seppi, but recovered enough to take part in the concluding doubles match won by the Italians 7-6, 6-4.

The Australian Open, where Djokovic is defending champion, begins on January 14th.