ROME, ITALY - MAY 21: Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a shot against Alexander Zverev of Germany during the final of The Internazionali BNL d'Italia 2017 at Foro Italico on May 21, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic has revealed he will miss the rest of the 2017 season due to the elbow injury that forced him out of Wimbledon.

Djokovic withdrew from his quarter-final clash last month with Tomas Berdych early in the second set due to the injury.

The 29-year-old made the announcement via a social media post on Wednesday night AEST.

“This is the decision that had to be made at this moment,” he said.

“I’m just going to talk with specialists, as I have done in the last year or so, try to figure out what’s the best way to treat it and to solve it, to find a long-term solution,” Djokovic said after his Wimbledon exit.

“Obviously short-term it’s probably rest is most appropriate. We will see.”

After his Wimbledon exit, Djokovic revealed he had been battling the injury for around a year and a half.

Djokovic's injury layoff will mean his 51 consecutive grand slam appearances, which is the third longest active streak in men's tennis, will come to an end.