Djokovic ‘back in two weeks’

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World num­ber two Novak Djokovic says he hopes to re­turn in two weeks’ time af­ter his wrist in­jury was found to be not as se­ri­ous as first thought.

Djokovic had claimed he would be out for “some time” to let the wrist heal af­ter ex­it­ing the Monte Carlo Masters.

But the Serb, 26, is now op­ti­mistic of be­ing fit for the Madrid Masters in a fort­night.

“For­tu­nately, the sit­u­a­tion with the in­jury is bet­ter than it first seemed,” said Djokovic.

“Doc­tors as­sured me that I will be ready for Madrid, then Rome and Roland Gar­ros, just as it has been planned.

“How­ever, I need to con­tinue with the re­cov­ery process and full med­i­cal treat­ments. It means I will have to take a short break in or­der to re­cover as soon as pos­si­ble.”

The French Open is the only Grand Slam that Djokovic has yet to win, al­though he came close to beat­ing Rafael Nadal in last year’s semi-fi­nals be­fore los­ing in five sets.

Djokovic had won con­sec­u­tive Masters 1000 ti­tles in Shang­hai, Paris, In­dian Wells and Mi­ami be­fore los­ing to Fed­erer in Satur­day’s Monte Carlo semi-fi­nals.

Novak Djokovic

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