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Novak Djokovic wants to return to the court. © ANSA / YOAN VALAT

Djokovic confirms: “Operation went well”

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has confirmed his knee operation immediately after leaving the French Open in Paris due to injury and announced an early return to the court.

“I’m still processing it all, but I’m happy to report that the surgery went well,” the 37-year-old wrote on his social media channels on Thursday. Djokovic posted a picture of himself on crutches, with members of his team at his side. The Eiffel Tower can be seen in the background.

The 24-time Grand Slam tournament winner reported that he had to make “some difficult decisions” after he tore the meniscus in his right knee in his round of XNUMX win against Argentina’s Francisco Cerúndolo.

“I will do my best to get healthy and fit to return to the pitch as soon as possible,” he wrote. “My love for this sport is strong and the desire to compete at the highest level is what keeps me going.” Djokovic also thanked the medical team and fans for their “overwhelming support.”

Fit again for the Olympics?

The French newspaper already had it on Wednesday The Team reported on the operation in the French capital. Accordingly, Djokovic will have to take a break for three weeks and will probably not be able to play the grass classic in Wimbledon from July 1st to 14th. Whether the Serb can compete in the subsequent Olympic tennis tournament in Paris from July 27th depends on the knee's reaction to the surgical procedure, wrote L'Equipe.

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