Despite injury setback, Novak Djokovic's spirit remains undeterred with return 'as soon as possible'

Thursday, 06 June 2024 at 11:12
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Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has spoken after surgery on his meniscus tear. He was forced to withdraw from the 2024 French Open earlier this week. After a successful surgery, he has shared his optimism regarding his recovery and return to the court. He had doubts after beating Francisco Cerundolo about playing in his Quarter-Final against Casper Ruud.
Those were soon confounded as he withdrew following an MRI which saw him fear the worst. Surgery was done in Paris and now he begins his recovery.
In a statement on Instagram, Djokovic explained, "In the past day, I had to make some tough decisions after sustaining a meniscus tear during my last match. I’m still processing it all but I am happy to update you that the surgery went well. I am so appreciative of the team of doctors who have been by my side, as well as the overwhelming support I have received from my fans."
The estimated recovery time for the Serb is three weeks, which unfortunately will prevent him from participating in Wimbledon this year. However, Djokovic remains hopeful that he will be ready for the Paris Olympics, one of his big goals for the season.
"I’m going to do my best to be healthy and fit to return to the court as soon as possible. My love for this sport is strong and the desire to compete at the highest level is what keeps me going," added Djokovic. His positive and grateful attitude reflects his determination and resilience, characteristics that have been fundamental throughout his successful career.
Djokovic's absence at Wimbledon will be a significant blow to both the tournament and the fans, who were hoping to see the Serb in action. However, his post-op statement has brought a glimmer of hope for his return. The Paris Olympics now looms as the next big stage where Djokovic could return to compete, carrying with him the expectation of continuing to add to his impressive list of achievements.
The tennis community and his fans will be watching his progress and recovery, confident that the Serb will soon return to the circuit with the same strength and determination that has always characterized him. Djokovic has proven time and again his ability to overcome adversity, and his current optimism suggests that this time will be no different.

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