Casey Dellacqua: 'Novak Djokovic needs to get this injury right'

The Serb has won seven Wimbledon titles

by Simone Brugnoli
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Casey Dellacqua: 'Novak Djokovic needs to get this injury right'
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It has not been a tournament free of controversy. After Novak Djokovic's injury at Roland Garros, former world number one John McEnroe has spoken out, defending the 24-time Major champion by criticising the organisation of the French Major.

The former American player, now a tennis commentator, believes that the tear of the medial meniscus in his right knee was due to the scheduling of matches by the three-time champion of the tournament, who retired after beating Francisco Cerúndolo in the round of 16 of the tournament held in the French capital.

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"Why don't you fix the court between matches if you see that it is not in good condition? It slips, I have hurt myself because of it," said the Serbian to the supervisor in his last match. For "Big Mac", the Serbian was affected after the marathon match against Lorenzo Musetti that ended at three in the morning, while with the Argentine he played earlier, so he did not have enough time to recover, according to McEnroe. In a recent interview, Casey Dellacqua reflected on Novak Djokovic’s current status.

Casey Dellacqua speaks about Novak Djokovic

"But I think for someone like Novak Djokovic, if he can get back on the grass and set up some practice matches (he can win). But I think the main thing that Novak's worrying about, is the fact that he needs to get this injury right. And I would suspect he's very, very keen for the Olympic Games, for that gold medal opportunity. Wish him the best with recovery and we'll wait to see if we see him at Wimbledon” – Casey Dellacqua stated.

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Djokovic's 2024 has been up and down with the tennis player alternating between good performances and horrible defeats, and at the moment Djokovic is at 0 titles in this 2024. There is curiosity as to whether and how he will return to the court in the coming weeks.

Immediate operation to shorten the times but Nole - barring sensational twists - 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 main goal of the Serbian tennis player in this final part of the season.

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