Rusedski warns Novak Djokovic's rivals: "He wants come back for revenge"

The former tennis player analyzed the Serbian champion's situation and his possible presence at Wimbledon

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Rusedski warns Novak Djokovic's rivals: "He wants come back for revenge"
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It is not yet known whether the 24-time Slam champion Novak Djokovic will play at Wimbledon, following meniscus surgery caused by the injury at Roland Garros against Francisco Cerundolo. In the Serbian tennis player's schedule, the Paris Olympics are definitely marked among the absolutely priority events, but his desire to play the Championships to match Roger Federer's record is equally great.

If he really intended to play in London, will Nole be able to recover his best condition before the start of the tournament? The Serbian champion, who has already arrived in London to carry out various training sessions and test his body after surgery to overcome the meniscus injury, has not yet confirmed his participation in the London fortnight. From London, Djokovic explained that he will make a final decision before the main draw draw.

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The former tennis player Greg Rusedski talked about this issue in a recent post, considering it completely unlikely to have Djokovic among the protagonists on the grass courts of the All England Club.

"I would be very surprised if Nole plays at Wimbledon. It's nice to see him on the court training, but I feel like it's more about seeing where he's at and doing good preparation until he's 100%," he wrote.

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic has already played two friendly sets against the Argentine Federico Coria and the American Frances Tiafoe. In both matches, the Serb managed to prevail in the tie-break with a score of 7-5. In these days the 7-time Wimbledon winner will continue to train, then will communicate the decision to the media and fans.

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But Rusedski then talked further about Djokovic, in an episode of the Tennis Channel's Inside-In podcast, saying that Nole will recover strongly from the stop linked to the injury suffered at Roland Garros.

"Djokovic wants to play for a very long time: he is the greatest athlete I have ever seen. Forgetting or no longer considering the Serbian player would be a mistake. I think instead that he will come back for revenge. Nole has the desire to play for a very long time. I have had some conversations with Djokovic's agent Djokovic and he wants to play for a very long time. He has a minor meniscus injury. I think he's the most disciplined athlete I've ever seen is probably the greatest athlete I've ever seen in my life. This year hasn't been great for him, but let's not forget, last year he won three of the four Slams and reached the Wimbledon final. He probably should have won the match there, but things didn't go his way. And everyone forgets him because he hasn't played well for five months and now he has an injury," he told.

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