'Novak Djokovic is very keen for the Olympic Games', says former Australian player

Djokovic suffered a tear in the medial meniscus of his right knee

by Simone Brugnoli
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'Novak Djokovic is very keen for the Olympic Games', says former Australian player
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24-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic suffered a tear in the medial meniscus of his right knee during his round of 16 match at Roland Garros, an injury for which he underwent surgery last Wednesday in the French capital with the aim of healing as quickly as possible and trying to return to compete at Wimbledon and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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The Serbian underwent an arthroscopy and will be out for three to four weeks, and will also have to undergo a rehabilitation process to return to training with a racket in hand, so his return date does not have a set date as everything will depend on how he develops during these weeks.

Novak Djokovic had to undergo surgery

During an interview, former Australian tennis player Casey Dellacqua reflected on Novak Djokovic’s injury: “I think for someone like Novak Djokovic, if he can get back on the grass and set up some practice matches,” she said. “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.”

The doctor who operated on Novak Djokovic, Dr. Antoine Gerometta, has spoken about the immediate future of the Belgrade native, who shared his opinion in words shared by the French media “L`Equipe”, in which he did not ensure that the Balkan will return to compete for the third major of the competitive calendar.

“It is very unlikely that he will be 100% in three weeks,” said the specialist who performed the arthroscopy on Novak Djokovic's right knee. This Monday the 37-year-old tennis player has appeared as the third best player in the world, surpassed by the Italian Jannik Sinner and the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz after Roland Garros.

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