Robbie Koenig comments on Novak Djokovic's injury

Nole Djokovic could return to the court at the Olympics

by Simone Brugnoli
Robbie Koenig comments on Novak Djokovic's injury
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After announcing his forfeit on the eve of the quarterfinal against Casper Ruud at Roland Garros, Novak Djokovic wasted no time and immediately underwent surgery on his right knee in Paris after suffering a bad meniscus injury.

The surgery was perfectly successful, and only the rehabilitation pathway will stabilize the recovery time.

During the arthroscopy, doctors determined that it is not a serious variant of the meniscus injury in his right knee and that the recovery period should not be that long.

It is expected-at best-a break of about three weeks before returning to work on the field. Novak Djokovic is facing an uncertain future after being forced to pull out of the French Open with a knee injury and now respected tennis voice Robbie Koenig has suggested he may have ‘reached a tipping point’ in his career.

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Koenig on Novak Djokovic's injury

Robbie Koenig reflected on Novak Djokovic’s recent injury. “I was not surprised when he pulled out of the French Open because you could see something was not right,” said Koeing, who spoke exclusively to Tennis365 ahead of the launch of the Curro Centre Court Series, which will bring a new level of top-quality tournaments to South Africa this summer.”

There are two commitments that Novak Djokovic has marked on his calendar for a long time: Wimbledon and the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

The London Slam will start on Monday 1 July - in less than a month - and it therefore seems unrealistic that the Belgrade native will be able to recover to take to the court on the most famous lawns in the world. Djokovic will do everything to participate in the Olympics, which represent his true seasonal goal, because the gold medal is the only goal missing in his extraordinary career.

As explained by SportKlub journalist Saša Ozmo, the chances of seeing Djokovic on the court in Paris seem high. However, everything will depend on how his body reacts in the following weeks.

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