No­vak wishes Andy well

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

NO­VAK Djokovic has spo­ken with Andy Mur­ray to wish him well in his bat­tle to re­turn to fit­ness.

Mur­ray, who had hip surgery in Jan­uary, has not played a com­pet­i­tive match since Wim­ble­don last year but hopes to re­turn in time for this ye a r ’s tour­na­ment at SW19.

Djokovic re­cently had an op­er­a­tion on his el­bow in an at­tempt to cure a prob­lem that has trou­bled him for the past two years, and is now through to the third round to face Span­ish 13th seed Roberto Bautista Agut af­ter a straight-sets win over Jaume Mu­nar.

The Ser­bian, who has slipped out of the world’s top 20 for the first time since he was a teenager due to his spell out in­jured, knows just how two-time Wim­ble­don champ Mur­ray is feel­ing.

“We spoke re­cently. I can imag­ine how dif­fi­cult it is for him to deal with the in­jury,” said Djokovic. “I have had quite a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion, al­though his in­jury takes more time.”

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