06-5-2024, 2:15 PM

Novak Djokovic may miss Wimbledon due to knee surgery on Knee Injury

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Novak Djokovic will have surgery on his torn meniscus in Paris on Wednesday, as reported by a source to ESPN, confirming various reports. This procedure puts his Wimbledon participation in doubt.

Djokovic sustained the meniscus tear in his right knee during his fourth-round match against Francisco Cerundolo. Despite the pain, he continued playing and won in five sets, though he was uncertain about the extent of his knee injury.

An MRI in Paris on Tuesday confirmed the meniscus tear, leading the 24-time Grand Slam champion to withdraw from the tournament.

The surgery's recovery timeline means Djokovic is racing against time to be fit for Wimbledon, starting July 1. It is likely he will skip the grass-court season to concentrate on competing in the Paris Olympics, with the Olympic tennis tournament beginning on July 27.

"It's all about building my game for clay courts," Djokovic said in April. "I want to reach my peak for Paris. That's where I want to play my best tennis. Anything else is a bonus, so let's see what happens."

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