Novak Djokovic undergoes surgery to cure troublesome elbow
Novak Djokovic has undergone an elbow operation in an try to cure an damage that has troubled him for the previous two years.
The 30-year-old Serb stated he had agreed to surgery after final month’s Australian Open when he was handled on court docket in shedding to unseeded South Korean Chung Hyeon within the final 16.
“I agreed with my team that I would try different methods after I finish in Australia and a few days ago I accepted to do a small medical intervention on my elbow. It seems like I am on the good road now to full recovery,” he posted on Instagram.
The 12-time grand slam champion had hoped the prolonged break he took final 12 months may resolve the issue however stated he selected extra drastic motion after nonetheless experiencing ache in Melbourne.
“I’ve been carrying this injury for the past two years, and during this time I’ve been seeing many doctors,” stated Djokovic, who earlier than final month had not competed since shedding at Wimbledon final 12 months.
“I took six months off last season hoping to come back fully recovered, but unfortunately I still felt pain,” he stated.
“It’s fairly a journey this one, I’ve to say. I’m studying lots and for that I’m grateful. I’ve all the time taken care of my physique and regarded for probably the most pure methods to heal, and my physique has rewarded me with some unimaginable years on tour.
“I’m tremendous constructive and excited to observe my restoration via so I can come again to the place I like probably the most. The court docket.”
Serbia’s former Davis Cup coach Bogdan Obradovic predicted Djokovic would make a full restoration.
“I am convinced that Djokovic can return stronger, he has overcome many problems in his career,” stated Obradovic, who led Serbia to their maiden title within the competitors in 2010.
“He has made all the correct strikes – he took a break in an effort to keep away from surgery, performed on the Australian Open and when it didn’t work, having the surgery was the one choice.
“He remains to be hungry for fulfillment and what he wants to do now’s be affected person,” he informed Reuters.
Djokovic’s rival, Britain’s Andy Murray, can be recovering from surgery, to his hip, after additionally discovering that relaxation didn’t cure his long-term damage.