Djokovic uncertain of Paris Olympics with knee injury


Won Wimbledon seven times, 24 Grand Slams in total. Novak Djokovic has a long list of achievements in his career. However, this tennis star never won an Olympic medal. His participation in the Paris Olympics, which starts next month, is also uncertain.

Djokovic started the current French Open with a knee injury. But in the third round, he had to fight a tough battle of five sets. This made Djokovic’s injury worse.

In the end, he was forced to withdraw his name before reaching the quarter-finals. He underwent knee surgery on Thursday as per the doctor’s advice. The operation is said to have been successful. But when can Djokovic return to the game? Not sure yet.

Last Monday, he won the match against Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo in four hours and 39 minutes. Then Djokovic was seen suffering from knee problems. An MRI scan revealed an injury to the medial meniscus of his right leg.

It will take at least three weeks for him to recover from the surgery. So there is no possibility of him playing in Wimbledon starting from July 1. Djokovic’s ability to play in the Paris Olympic Games starting July 27 is also uncertain.

Djokovic announced the surgery by posting a photo of himself with members of the medical team on social media on Thursday. He writes, ‘My love for the game is immense. The desire to compete at the highest level always keeps me going. I want to return to the court as soon as possible. I promised to do my best to be healthy and fit.’

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