Taylor Fritz gives insight on Djokovic's comeback from injury

Wednesday, 19 June 2024 at 11:08
America’s tennis star Taylor Fritz has revealed that he was contacted by the former world number one Novak Djokovic after he suffered a knee injury. The 36-year-old is often regarded as the greatest player in the history of men’s tennis in the Open era, having won as many as 24 Grand Slam titles.
Djokovic has been having a difficult campaign. He has yet to play in a final. Things have gone from bad to worse, as he was forced to withdraw from the French Open before the start of the quarterfinal against Norway’s Casper Ruud because of a meniscus tear injury.
Following that injury, Djokovic underwent surgery and hopes to return to the court before the start of a busy season featuring Wimbledon and the Paris Olympics.
Fritz, who suffered a similar injury during the French Open time and was forced to leave in a wheelchair, was quoted in a report where he stated that he was contacted by the legendary tennis star to talk about the recovery process.
Novak Djokovic was forced to withdraw from the French Open because of a knee injury.
The 26-year-old, who is currently participating in the Queen’s ATP Championship and has already booked his place in the second round after beating Japan’s Taro Daniel in straight sets with a score of 6-3, 6-3, went on to state that there is a possibility of Djokovic returning to the court sooner rather than later as it is different for people and eventually it will come down to how players feel after the surgery.
“I told him what it was like for me,” he said. “A lot of it comes down to the inflammation and how you react. It’s possible for Novak to play. It’s the exact same thing that I had and I played. Obviously, I wasn’t contending to win a title, I was just showing up to hopefully win a couple of rounds – but it is possible. When I did it I couldn’t even walk. People are different. It’s the same actual injury. It really comes down to the level of inflammation.”

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