WATCH: Djokovic Returns To Practice Court Ten Days Before Wimbledon Begins

WATCH: Djokovic Returns To Practice Court Ten Days Before Wimbledon Begins

by Nurein Ahmed

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Novak Djokovic's most recent injury update will fill his fans with a lot of hope and excitement as he builds on returning to a match court.

Djokovic has been out of action since defeating Francisco Cerundolo in the fourth round of the 2024 Roland Garros. The 24-time Grand Slam champion suffered a torn meniscus on his right knee during the match and underwent immediate surgery, thereby withdrawing from the tournament.

The former World No.1 has let the tennis reporters play the guessing game about his absence and potential return. It is unclear what Djokovic has decided about his next tournament. His surgeon believes it is "unlikely" that he will feature at Wimbledon, which starts on July 1st.

Within a week of his surgery, Djokovic stopped using crutches. Last Friday, he shared footage of himself performing light stretching in the gym and testing his knee in the presence of a physical trainer.

Serbian outlet Sportal reported that he would begin running this week. And that is true because Djokovic posted a short video on his Instagram showing him engaging in a light jog and multiple aerobic exercises.

"Tennis I missed you! We keep building day by day. Mood socks activated...."

Djokovic posted a video of his return to the court on Instagram

But the most important part of the footage was the 37-year-old taking his spot on the tennis court and practicing. Djokovic opted to do so on a hard court. His choice of surface is hardly surprising because this has always been his strategic plan before Wimbledon.

Additionally, hard courts will provide him with a stable surface to perfect his footwork and timing. The risk of injury is minimal. With just ten days before the start of the third Grand Slam of the season, it suggests that Djokovic is optimistic about playing at Wimbledon this year.

He has been promoted to World No. 2 following Carlos Alcaraz's early loss at Queen's. This means the seven-time champion at the All England Club could avoid both Sinner and Alcaraz until at least the final if he intends to play.


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