Novak Djokovic reveals: 'Wouldn’t be my last Wimbledon'

Djokovic reached the All England Club to try his knee at Wimbledon

by Simone Brugnoli
Novak Djokovic reveals: 'Wouldn’t be my last Wimbledon'
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Eighteen days after knee surgery, Novak Djokovic reached the All England Club to try his knee at Wimbledon.

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The Serbian champion has already held two training sessions in London and, in an interview with the British media and in the words reported by the newspaper Daily Express, has specified that it will make the final decision before the lottery in order not to alter the order of the series heads and to show respect to its colleagues.

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"It’s great to be back. The plan - from the beginning - was to try to play Wimbledon: that’s what I’m trying to do.

That’s why I came here earlier to see how things are going. A lot of people think that maybe it’s unrealistic or otherwise not smart, but I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t gotten permission from the medical staff.

I’m very happy with how things are going. I’m not pushing 100% yet, but I can’t. I hope to be able to do so in the next few days," said Djokovic. "Rehabilitation has gone in the right direction every single day.

I’ll make a decision based on how things go over the next four or five days. Will I only play if I think I’ll win? Sure, that’s why I’m here. I didn’t just come to play a few rounds.

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I’m not retiring from tennis yet, so it wouldn’t be my last Wimbledon. I will make the decision before the draw so that I can be honest with the other players. Obviously everything is unpredictable. I don’t know what would happen once the tournament started".

It seemed an impossible mission, but Novak Djokovic is achieving what few imagined 19 days ago when the champion of 24 Grand Slams was operated on the right knee to repair an injury to the medial meniscus of the right knee suffered at Roland Garros.

The owner of seven titles at Wimbledon has coached for the second day, this time at the venue of the third Grand Slam of the season to continue testing and evaluating with his team if he will be in the main draw this Friday.

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