Djokovic Ends Wimbledon Preparation With Win Over Medvedev At Hurlingham

Djokovic Ends Wimbledon Preparation With Win Over Medvedev At Hurlingham

by Zachary Wimer

Novak Djokovic concluded his preparation for the 2024 Wimbledon Championships with a really solid display at the Giorgio Armani Tennis Classic, beating Daniil Medvedev in two sets.

The Serbian arrived to London last week with many doubts about whether he could truly play at Wimbledon. His arrival was probably a good hint that he could play, but nobody knew the state of his knee.

It's not even been a month since his meniscus tear surgery, and it's not an injury that heals quickly. It can take up to a month or even more, but Djokovic was spotted on the practice courts immediately after getting to the United Kingdom.

Reports of the Serbian playing and winning practice sets emerged fairly quickly as well, but they weren't necessarily against strong opponents. He then played against Jannik Sinner and lost a practice set, which shouldn't be surprising, given the Italian's form.

None of those were actual matches, but he got his first match at the Hurlingham Club. He faced Medvedev and bested the Russian in two sets 6-3, 6-4. It was a solid sowing from Djokovic, even though it was an exhibition, so neither pushed themselves too much.

Medvedev played really casually, but he tried his best. The Serbian moved well around the court without any sort of discomfort. He didn't show any hesitation in putting weight on his knee, which is a good sign.

When it comes to tennis, the 24-time major winner was amazing. His shots were as crisp as ever on both sides, and he hit some really spectacular winners. The serve, for the most part, also did enough, and it was just a very positive showing.

Djokovic, in this form, won't have many problems in the early rounds, and with more matches, he can back his status as one of the favorites, despite the recent surgery.


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