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Novak Djokovic had surgery after leaving Roland Garros and is already thinking about the Olympic Games

Novak Djokovic had surgery after leaving Roland Garros and is already thinking about the Olympic Games

The Serbian tennis player announced on social media that his meniscus surgery was a success and revealed that he will try to return to the courts “as soon as possible” but without setting a date.

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The legend of tennis Novak Djokovic He underwent surgery this Thursday on the meniscus in his right knee and that the intervention was successful, according to the doctors’ diagnosis. The intervention was two days after withdrawing from Roland Garros before the quarterfinals.

“In recent days I have made difficult decisions after suffering a meniscus injury in my last game. I am still dealing with the problem, but I can tell you that the surgery went well,” The 37-year-old Serbian published on his social networks.

“I will do everything possible to recover and be prepared to return to the slopes as quickly as possible,” added the player of the 24 Grand Slamsaccompanying his text with a photograph in which he appears surrounded by his team on a terrace in Paris, with the Eiffel Tower in the background, leaning on crutches.

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Novak Djokovic slipped on Monday during the match with the Argentine Francisco Cerúndolo and injured his right knee. He underwent surgery in Paris and the surgery was a success.

Novak Djokovic slipped on Monday during the match with the Argentine Francisco Cerúndolo and injured his right knee. He underwent surgery in Paris and the surgery was a success.

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Djokovic He was injured when he slipped on Monday in the round of 16 against the Argentine Francisco Cerúndolo, but the match continued, which went to five sets and exceeded four and a half hours of play, from which he emerged victorious but injured.

“These last few weeks, I have had a little discomfort in my right knee, nothing to do with a worrying injury. I have played tournaments like this and nothing has happened until today. But in the third game of the second set, I slipped and that affected my knee,” Djokovic explained in a press conference after the match.

A day later the worst scenario was confirmed: in a brief statement, the tournament organization reported the “injury to the medial meniscus of the right knee”, detected on Tuesday “after a scan”, forcing the current champion to withdraw, before of his scheduled quarterfinal match against Norwegian Casper Ruud (No.7) on Wednesday.

His loss will cost him losing the world number 1 on Monday in favor of the Italian Jannik Sinner, a semi-finalist who faces Carlos Alcaraz tomorrow.

Source: Ambito

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