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By Richard Pagliaro | @Tennis_Now | Thursday, June 6, 2024
Photo credit: Corleve/Mark Peterson

Novak Djokovic says knee surgery "went well" and now he's focusing on recovering and returning to the court as soon as possible.

The 37-year-old Serbian superstar underwent surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee on Wednesday in Paris.

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In an Instagram post, Djokovic said surgery went well and he's focusing on recovery.

"In the past day, I had to make some tough decisions after sustaining a meniscus tear during my last match," Djokovic posted on social media. "I’m still processing it all but I am happy to update you that the surgery went well.

"I am so appreciative of the team of doctors who have been by my side, as well as the overwhelming support I have received from my fans."


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It's unlikely Djokovic can recover in time for Wimbledon; he's reportedly aiming to try to return in time to play next month's Paris Olympic Games at Roland Garros. However that could be an ambitious goal given his knee injury and recovery time. The Paris Olympic Games are set for July 27-August 4th.

Djokovic, who will lose his world No. 1 ranking to Jannik Sinner when the new ATP rankings are released on Monday, said his ambition remain high.

"I’m going to do my best to be healthy and fit to return to the court as soon as possible," Djokovic said. "My love for this sport is strong and the desire to compete at the highest level is what keeps me going."

Photo credit: Corleve/Mark Peterson