Novak Djokovic 'races' against time for Paris Olympics

The Serbian tennis player spoke officially after knee surgery

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Novak Djokovic 'races' against time for Paris Olympics
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"In the past few days I have had to make some difficult decisions after a serious meniscus problem during my last match. I am still processing everything that happened but I am happy to update you that the surgery went well. I really appreciate the team of doctors who helped me he was there and I thank you for the messages."

Novak Djokovic will take a break from tennis with the aim of returning stronger than before. His goal is obviously the Paris Olympics. It will be tough to get back in competitive time for Wimbledon. The Serbian's presence in London would be equivalent to an early comeback, with the consequent risk of exposing himself to new injuries that would undermine his presence at the Olympic tournament.

Yesterday, Nole officially underwent surgery. The Serbian champion decided not to wait and proceed immediately with surgery, so that he can achieve an immediate recovery. After the match against Cerundolo which Nole managed to win despite his physical problems, the Serbian tennis player underwent instrumental tests which highlighted the injury. Djokovic will now be out of action for about three or four weeks and will almost certainly miss the next Wimbledon tournament to be ready for the Olympics, a great goal of the season and the only trophy missing from the tennis player's immense collection.

For Djokovic, a race against time begins, to be ready for the Olympic tournament in Paris. It won't be easy at all. Srugery, the stop, resuming training with caution. Winning the gold medal will be almost a mission impossible but the only one who can do it is Djokovic. After such a complicated season, the Serbian will have to perform a true sporting miracle in order to win the much dreamed of gold medal.

Novak Djokovic, Roland Garros 2024
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