Djokovic 'Unlikely' To Make It To Wimbledon After Surgery According To His Surgeon

Djokovic 'Unlikely' To Make It To Wimbledon After Surgery According To His Surgeon

by Zachary Wimer

Novak Djokovic is unlikely to play at Wimbledon, according to the doctor, who fixed his meniscus tear recently in Paris.

The Serbian last played at the 2024 Roland Garros, where he was starting to look like himself. He had some issues in some matches but, for the most part, played some of the best tennis we have seen him play in a very long time.

The Serbian's last match was against Francisco Cerundolo, whom he outplayed in spite of an injury. He injured his knee and took a medical timeout to treat it.

Djokovic elected to keep playing despite liming in between points, and the fact that he was able to win the match just proves his greatness. Yet, he did, but the news wasn't good.

Rumors quickly started the circle that the injury was indeed something that would impact him, and when he withdrew from the French Open, it was clear that the injury was likely serious.

He announced later on that he was dealing with a meniscus tear, and that wasn't good news. While not the most devastating knee injury, it's not something that a player can ice, and then it gets better overnight.

Djokovic underwent surgery immediately in Paris to fix it because the timeline matters so much. With Wimbledon and the Olympics coming up fairly soon, there was no time to waste, so that's why he did it.

Generally, a surgery like that takes a few weeks before an athlete can resume sporting activities, which immediately made his Wimbledon participation quite unlikely.

According to the recent reports by L'Equipe, the doctor who performed the surgery on Djokovic said that Djokovic is unlikely to play at Wimbledon because he just won't be able to 100% recover prior to the tournament.

The event will be played in four weeks, starting on July 1st, 2024, and that's about how much it will need to heal, making it really difficult to get some playing time before that.


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