Novak Djokovic should not be underestimated at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic has trained this Sunday at Wimbledon

by Simone Brugnoli
Novak Djokovic should not be underestimated at Wimbledon
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Novak Djokovic has trained this Sunday at Wimbledon for the first time and just 18 days after his arthroscopic operation to repair the medial meniscus injury to the right knee, a record time recovery from the 24 Grand Slams champion, who will decide this week whether to compete in the third Major of the calendar, which will have the draw this Friday and in which he played the final last year against Carlos Alcaraz.

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Novak Djokovic© Wimbledon X account

The Serbian, who is again number two in the world this Monday, worked on the lawn of the Aorangi Park of Wimbledon, where he exercised with a knee pad to cover the joint in addition to the sleeve he has been wearing on the right arm.

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Seven-time champion of this tournament – Novak Djokovic - played for the last time in the round of 16 of Roland Garros, in which instance he surpassed the Argentine Francisco Cerúndolo.

After the duel the native of Belgrade announced that he would not play the quarterfinals against Casper Ruud and two days later he went through the operating room to repair the injured area and try to return as soon as possible.

Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon 2023
Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon 2023© Julian Finney / Staff - Getty Images Sport

The native of Belgrade was almost discarded to compete in the Cathedral of tennis and his return could also take place at the Olympic Games in Paris, but it will be in the next few days when the 37-year-old Serbian announces his decision on the return of the professional gentlemen’s circuit.

Djokovic’s main goal is the gold medal at the 2024 Summer Olympics, the only major title missing from his legendary record. Wimbledon begins the first of July.

As announced by the official profile of the Championships, Djokovic arrived at Wimbledon and has already exchanged a few shots in one of the secondary courts. The Serbian has not yet taken any official decisions and his presence in the third Slam of the season remains in doubt, because the injury to Roland Garros is serious and does not allow him to take risks.

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