Novak Djokovic: 'This has always been my plan'

Novak Djokovic has targeted the 2024 Wimbledon Championships

by Simone Brugnoli
Novak Djokovic: 'This has always been my plan'
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Novak Djokovic has targeted Wimbledon. The Serbian champion, less than three weeks after surgery for the meniscus of his right knee, will try to participate in the next Championchips. Arrived in London in recent days the 24-time Slam champion has already done two training sessions to test the physical condition.

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Only at the end of the week, near the draw, the former number one will dissolve the reservations and make a decision, in agreement with his medical team and staff. The course of surgery is going very well.

The former World No.1 provided further details about his condition: "I can’t give you many details about my knee, but I can tell you that things are going well. Rehabilitation is progressing on schedule, day after day we are moving forward, every morning I feel a little better.

This feeling gives me hope and motivation to move on. I still have a week to prepare, I think it may be enough. I will do my best, that’s for sure, but I need to know where I stand before the draw," he explained in the latest statements collected by the EFE Agency.

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Novak Djokovic added: "The truth is that I’m not surprised to be here, my plan from the beginning has always been to try to come here and play Wimbledon, so this is exactly what I’m feeling.

I didn’t come here to get through a couple of rounds, I’ll only play if I have the confidence. I want to face the situation day by day, studying well how I am, how I feel and, above all, if I can compete at my best.

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If I see that I can’t play, I’ll give someone else a chance. I’m not pushing myself to the limit, but I hope this happens in the next few days. I certainly wouldn’t be here without the doctors' permission. In any case Nole made it clear that this will not be the last chance to participate in Wimbledon: "I want to continue, only this year was different because of the injury I had in Paris.

It was unfortunate, but this is the sport. It is the first time in my career that I suffer a major knee injury, I am facing it day by day, managing this reality with my team.

In the last two weeks I have spent many hours on rehabilitation, many more than if I had not been injured," he concluded.

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