Novak Djokovic intensifies his training

Novak Djokovic hopes to play Wimbledon after knee surgery

by Simone Brugnoli
Novak Djokovic intensifies his training
© Getty Images Sport - Julian Finney

Same protagonists, same court but completely different situations. Last year’s unforgettable Wimbledon final between Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic, one of the most intense and spectacular matches of the past season, is still in everyone’s mind.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic © Getty Images Sport - Julian Finney

Amidst the reversals, iconic exchanges and a magical atmosphere, it was the Spaniard who won his second Grand Slam title and put an end to Nole’s Grand Slam dream. The 2024 edition of the London major is just a few days away and the two rivals are already at the All England Club to prepare for the best.

Compared to a year ago, however, things have changed completely. If the Spanish tennis player is back from the title at Roland Garros, followed by the premature elimination at the Queen’s (tournament in which he was the defending champion) at the hands of Jack Draper, The 24-time Slam champion is testing his condition after his meniscus operation fifteen days ago.

Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz meet in Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic has already been training for a few days, in an attempt to make a quick recovery that allows him to take the field in London, but his participation is far from confirmed. Carlitos trained with Stanislas Wawrinka, while Novak trained with Federico Coria.

At the end of their training sessions, the two met, saying goodbye and exchanging a few words. The official Wimbledon account published a post in which Djokovic and Alcaraz shake hands, replicating that greeting at the end of last year’s final.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic© Wimbledon X account

Videos accompanied by the description "A family hug, a year from the final of Gentlemen’s Singles 2023". We will only find out in a few days if the two will still be protagonists on the green of the Wimbledon Championships.

Djokovic made ten-minute exchanges with five-minute breaks during the first hour of work, while in the second he increased the intensity, played two tiebreaks, the first with a bet for a coffee that was at the hands of the Serbian by 8-6 after climbing a 2-6. In the second it was the Argentine who won 9-7.

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