Novak Djokovic's honest admission: "I came to Wimbledon to win"

The Serbian champion analyzed his first part of the season

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Novak Djokovic's honest admission: "I came to Wimbledon to win"
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"I can't give you many details about my knee, but I can tell you that things are going well. The rehabilitation is progressing according to schedule, day after day we are moving forward, every morning I feel a little better. This feeling gives me hope and motivation to keep going. I still have a week to prepare, I think that might be enough. I'll do my best, that's for sure, but I need to know where I stand before the draw."

As reported by EFE, Novak Djokovic expressed his point of view on the recent surgery and his participation at Wimbledon, explaining that, with still a week to go, he will decide whether to play the Championships or rest in view of the Paris Olympics. The Serbian's motivations are strong in pursuing a participation in Wimbledon. Nole will only play if he is able to compete to win the London Major and, consequently, match Roger Federer's record of 8 titles.

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The Serbian champion, just under three weeks after surgery on the meniscus of his right knee, will therefore try to participate in the next Championchips. Having arrived in London in recent days, the 24-time Slam champion has already carried out two training sessions to test his physical conditions.

"The truth is I'm not surprised to be here, my plan from the beginning has always been to try to come here and play Wimbledon, so that's exactly what I'm feeling. I didn't come here to get through a couple of rounds, I will only play if I have the necessary confidence. I want to face the situation day by day, studying carefully how I am, how I feel and, above all, whether I can compete at my best," he told.

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Only at the end of the week, close to the draw, will the former number one dissolve his reservations and make a decision, in mutual agreement with his medical team and staff. The surgical progress is going very well.

"If I see that I can't play, I will give the chance to someone else. 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. I want to continue, only this year it was different because of the injury I had in Paris. It was unfortunate, but that's sport. It is the first time in my career that I have suffered a significant knee injury, I am facing it day by day, managing this reality as best as I can with my team. In the last two weeks I have dedicated many hours to rehabilitation, many more than if I had not been injured," he added.

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