Koenig: 'Novak Djokovic may have reached a tipping point in his career'

Djokovic wants to return to the Olympics at the end of July

by Simone Brugnoli
Koenig: 'Novak Djokovic may have reached a tipping point in his career'
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Yesterday Novak Djokovic officially underwent surgery, the Serbian champion decided not to wait and proceed immediately so that he can achieve an immediate recovery. After the challenge against Cerundolo that Nole managed to win - as a great fighter as he is - despite the physical problems, the Serbian tennis player did the instrumental tests and understood that he could not continue.

So it came to the operation and the champion from Belgrade (who also lost the first position in the world to the detriment of Sinner) will remain inactive for about three or four weeks and will almost certainly miss the next Wimbledon tournament: no to Wimbledon but yes to the Olympics, a great seasonal goal and the only trophy missing from the tennis player's immense palmares.

In the last few minutes the Balkan tennis player published a post on his social accounts where he clarified all his physical conditions, here are his words: "In the last few days I had to make some difficult decisions after a serious problem with the meniscus during my last match.”

Novak Djokovic, Roland Garros 2024
Novak Djokovic, Roland Garros 2024© Clive Brunskill / Staff - Getty Images Sport

Djokovic wants to return to the Olympics

In a recent interview with Tennis365, Robbie Koenig reflected on Novak Djokovic: “You are coming into a condensed period of the year that he has targeted. Wimbledon is not that far away, the Olympics are coming up and he has stated his desire to try and win there.”

Novak Djokovic's adventure at Roland Garros ended in the worst way. The Serbian champion, the defending champion in the Paris tournament, was forced to retire after his injury against Cerundolo and for that reason forfeited the day before his eventual match against Casper Ruud.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic © Getty Images Sport - Clive Brunskill

No dice for him, the injury to Djokovic was even worse than expected, which is why the Balkan star was forced to undergo surgery in these hours, also in Paris, a stop that will keep him out of action for 3-4 weeks.

Immediate surgery to shorten the schedule, but Nole--unless there are resounding twists and turns--will miss the Wimbledon tournament, and the goal is to return to the court as soon as possible.The goal is the Paris Olympics, probably the Serbian tennis player's main objective in this final part of the season.

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