Novak Djokovic says Roger Federer will be missed after his recent knee surgery
Following experiencing keyhole surgery in Switzerland a week, novak Djokovic admits Roger Federer will be missed after the Swiss declared he would he would overlook a number of tournaments, including the French Open in May.
Djokovic, who obtained his 17th Grand Slam title at this year’s Australian Open, underwent an elbow surgery in 2018 in an effort to cure an injury which has troubled him for quite a while and the Serb has disclosed he hoped Federer makes a quick recovery.
The world said he expected to see that his rival back on court soon as he is needed by the game.
“This was a surprise, even to be honest,” Djokovic told reporters before the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. “I knew he was struggling with an accident in the Australian Open. However, no one knew really what was the harm, what’s the extent of the injury.”
“I really don’t like to see anyone going through surgery. I have been through this once, and hopefully the last time in my life,” he said.
“Roger is Roger – that sport needs him.”
Djokovic is to lose a game in 2020 having directed Serbia to success in the ATP Cup club event in Australia accompanied with his own eighth title in Melbourne.
The 32-year-old stated if he opens his bidding for his fifth title in Dubai, also first since 2013, against wild card Malek 34, it is going to be a fresh start for him.
“Yes, there’s room for advancement. That is my main motive,” he said. “That is probably one of the biggest reasons why I continue playing this game and why I place a great deal of work and dedication every single moment.
“I feel that tennis is a excellent location for me to improve not only in tennis but also as a human being to construct my own personality.”
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