Breaking: Novak Djokovic and his spouse Jelena are seen slow-dancing together.

Breaking: Novak Djokovic and his spouse Jelena are seen slow-dancing together.

With less than two weeks to go before Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic has returned to the practice court following his recent meniscus surgery.

The 24-time Grand Slam champion posted video to his Instagram of him stretching on grass and then serving on a hardcourt.

Veteran tennis writer Craig Shapiro posted Wednesday on social media on that Djokovic is “pushing hard to play Wimbledon,” which begins July 1.

It was announced this week that Djokovic will compete in the Paris Olympics beginning July 27.

“I’m going to do my best to be healthy and fit to return to the court as soon as possible,” the 37-year-old Serb Tweeted after his surgery on June 6. “My love for this sport is strong and the desire to compete at the highest level is what keeps me going.”

Djokovic won three of the four majors in 2023, losing only in the Wimbledon final to Carlos Alcaraz. He has yet to win a tournament this year and lost his No. 1 ranking to Italy’s Jannik Sinner.

24-time Grand Slam champion, Novak Djokovic, did not hesitate to go through the operating room after suffering a medial meniscus injury to the right knee in his round of 16 duel against the Argentine Francisco Cerúndolo.

The 37-year-old Serbian could not continue in the French tournament, where he was defending the crown, and after medical examinations he decided to have surgery 48 hours later in Paris to try to return as soon as possible and in better conditions for the 2024 Olympic Games.

Novak Djokovic wants to play Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic received the advice of another renowned athlete, his compatriot Nikola Karabatic, who is one of the best handball players of all time and who retired at the club level after playing with Paris Saint Germain.

Karabatic, a Serbian national who will represent France in Paris 2024, suffered a strong knee injury when the anterior cruciate ligament of the right joint was broken and had to be operated, but arrived in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to clinch the gold medal.

According to the Serbian media outlet “Sportal”, Karabatic himself recommended the owner of 24 Majors to operate to recover his health and return as quickly as possible to the competitions, in which Wimbledon could be, in addition to an Olympic Games in which the native of Belgrade will look for one of the few trophies that is missing.

In a recent interview, Marion Bartoli opened up on Djokovic’s current status: “When we see the final of Roland Garros between Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev, who are obviously great champions, and the amount of unforced mistakes they continued to make, the cramps of Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner in the semifinal, I have to think about one thing”, explains the former gala player. “Tell me how many times Novak Djokovic had cramps in finals against Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal that lasted more than five hours.

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