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'That's why I came here' - Novak Djokovic talks about playing at 2024 Wimbledon

Published at :June 25, 2024 at 4:28 PM
Modified at :June 25, 2024 at 4:28 PM
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Shashank Tripathi

Novak Djokovic is a seven-time Wimbledon champion.

Despite a recent knee surgery, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has revealed that he’s keen to play at the 2024 Wimbledon Championships.

The 24-time Grand Slam champion withdrew from the 2024 French Open quarter-finals after he tore the meniscus in his right knee. Djokovic had already complained of a minor knee injury. However, the problem flared during his fourth round match against Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo.

The Serb underwent immediate knee surgery for the meniscus tear and later updated his fans that he was fine. Multiple reports initially stated that the Serbian tennis star would miss at least three weeks of action. Consequently, he was expected to miss Wimbledon.

However, a week later, he started training and shared progress videos on social media. Moreover, on Monday, he arrived in London at the All England Tennis Club to commence his practice for the grass season. Speaking to the media at the third Grand Slam of the season, the Serb stated that he’s planning to play at the grass court major.

However, his medical team will take the final call. He said, “The plan was to try to play Wimbledon. That’s why I came here, to see how it goes. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t get permission from the medical team. I am taking things gradually. I’m going to make a decision based over the next 4-5 days.”

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Novak Djokovic also shared a video clip of him practicing ahead of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships on social media. He captioned the video, “That time of year. Good to be back. Giving my best to be ready for Wimbledon.”

The Serb is a seven-time Wimbledon champion and ended up as a runner-up at the last edition. His 34-match unbeaten streak on Centre Court was halted by eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz.

Apart from Wimbledon, Djokovic will also represent Serbia at the 2024 Paris Olympics. He won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics; however, Djokovic’s wish to win the topmost prize at the sporting megafest is still unfulfilled. Thus, the Serbian tennis star would aim to win a gold medal at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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