Djokovic Reportedly Set To Recover In Time For Wimbledon According To Bartoli

Djokovic Reportedly Set To Recover In Time For Wimbledon According To Bartoli

by Zachary Wimer

According to former WTA player Marion Bartoli, who knows people working with Novak Djokovic, the Serbian should be able to play at Wimbledon next month.

Djokovic injured his knee during a match against Francisco Cerundolo at the 2024 Roland Garros. He finished the match but withdrew ahead of the next match and announced that he had a meniscus tear.

A surgery followed shortly after that, and the Serbian immediately began rehabilitation. Meniscus tears don't heal too quickly, casting doubt about his participation at Wimbledon.

Even the surgeon who operated on his knee doubted that Djokovic would be fit enough to play at Wimbledon. Still, according to former player Bartoli, who spoke to RMC Sport and is fairly close to Djokovic and knows people who work with him, the Serbian is expected to be ready for Wimbledon.

"You know, I know the physiotherapist who takes care of Novak’s rehabilitation well, he worked at Olympique de Marseille. And what I can tell you is that, internally, what is said is that there is a greater chance that Djokovic will play Wimbledon than the other way around."

Bartoli on Djokovic possibly playing at Wimbledon

What Djokovic is attempting to do is not unheard of because, in 2021, Taylor Fritz suffered the same injury at Roland Garros and managed to recover in record time to play at Wimbledon.

It took him only 20 days, and after injuring himself in the French capital, Djokovic reached out to Fritz to see how he did it. It would be amazing to have Djokovic at Wimbledon, and if he does play, according to Bartoli, he'd be a favorite to win the event.

"So we have to stop thinking that he won’t play at Wimbledon. And if he finally plays, of course he will be one of the two favourites."


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