Novak Djokovic: Wimbledon Commitment Despite Injury Concerns

Novak Djokovic: Wimbledon Commitment Despite Injury Concerns

The Serbian Novak Djokovic, seven-time Wimbledon winner, He assured that he will only play the tournament this year if he is “to go far and fight for the title”after the uncertainties about his physical condition due to the knee injury suffered at Roland Garros less than three weeks ago.

Djokovic underwent meniscus surgery 19 days ago, after injuring his knee in his victory in the round of 16 at Roland Garros against Argentine Francisco Cerúndolo.

Despite the intervention and the prognosis that he would be off the slopes for three weeks, Djokovic appeared a few days later riding a stationary bikeand later pick up the racket and practice on a hard court.

After trying the slopes of Aorangi Park this Sunday for the first timethe Serbian returned to the All England Club this Monday to train with the Argentine Faith Coria during two hours.

After training, the one from Belgrade, who sports a protection on the knee and another on one forearmspoke to the media present at Wimbledon.

“I’m not surprised. The plan was to try to play Wimbledon, so that’s what I’m doing. That’s why I came to train and see how it goes,” Djokovic said.

“I can’t give many details about the knee, but it is going well. Rehabilitation is going in the right direction every day. Little by little better. It is what is giving me hope and desire to move forward. I still have a week ahead of me, enough time. “I’m going to do my best to know how I am before the draw is made,” he explained.

Djokovic, who He has played in the last five finals of the tournament and won four of them -he lost the last one against Carlos Alcaraz- he will know who his rivals are on Friday, when the draw is held, and he confirmed that if he plays the tournament it is because he sees himself with a chance of advancing.

“I didn’t come here to get through a few rounds. I’m going to play if I’m sure. I’m going to take it day by day, based on how I am, how I feel and if I can play my best. If I can’t play, I’ll give someone else that chance. I’m only going to play if I’m in a position to go far and fight for the title. I’m not putting myself to the limit, but I hope that happens in the next few days. “I wouldn’t be here without the doctors’ permission,” he commented.

I didn’t come here to spend a few rounds. I’ll play if I’m sure

Novak Djokovic

“I’m not here to play a game. I don’t plan to retire and have this be my last Wimbledon, so I want to continue and this year has been different, with this injury in Paris. It’s bad luck, but it’s part of the sport. It’s the first time I’ve had a major knee injury, so I’m dealing with it day by day, the best I can and with my team members. I have invested many hours in the last two weeks in my rehabilitation. Probably more than if he wasn’t injured,” Djokovic said.

2024-06-24 17:21:51
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