'Novak Djokovic had and we heard crickets', says top analyst

Novak Djokovic is ready to return to action this week at the third Grand Slam of the season

by Simone Brugnoli
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'Novak Djokovic had and we heard crickets', says top analyst
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Novak Djokovic is ready to return to action this week at the third Grand Slam of the season, Wimbledon, a tournament in which the Serbian played the final last year against Carlos Alcaraz.

Novak Djokovic
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The champion of 24 Grand Slams adds more than a week of work on the London lawn, testing his knee after the operation he suffered three weeks ago to repair the medial meniscus that was injured in the round of 16 of Roland Garros.

The native of Belgrade has been able to train in the week with tennis players like Jannik Sinner, number one in the world that was the last and great test last Thursday when they shared training session at the mythical Central Court of All England Club.

They worked for 45 minutes and Sinner stayed 6-3 with the set, a day of practice that served the seven-time champion of this tournament to decide to compete in the British Major.

The current number one in the world shared his impressions about the Serbian after seeing him very closely in training and checking how he is physically and technically.

Mark Petchey reflects on Novak Djokovic's injury

In a post on X, top analyst Mark Petchey opened up on Novak Djokovic’s injury: “Fritz made Wimbledon in 2021 after Roland Garros with the same issues Novak had and we heard crickets,” Petchey wrote.

“It did show us one thing, though, just how much Taylor Fritz unconditionally loves tennis.

“Novak Djokovic makes it [to Wimbledon] and everyone [is] losing their mind. The double standards are wild at times in this sport.”

Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic
Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic © Getty Images Sport - Michael Reaves
 

The world number two is not at the All England Club to look good but to win the title: "I arrived here on Sunday. It was a week of training, a very good week.

I had very intense sessions, I trained with Sinner, Tiafoe, Medvedev or Ruusuvuori, and also with Rune. The knee has reacted very well to all this so far, which is a good sign, which is why I decided to stay in the main table.

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