On Friday, Novak Djokovic revealed that he had opted for a surgery on his right elbow which had been troubling him for the past two years. The former world No.1 had to retire from the quarter-final match of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships against Tomas Berdych due to a prolonging elbow injury.
The Serb decided to make a return to the court after six months and played at the Australian Open in January. However, he lost to unseeded South Korean Chung Hyeon in the round of 16 match and had treatment on his right elbow during the match. In that match, Djokovic had even taken a medical timeout to have a massage on his injured elbow, which forced him to concede the match.
“Truth be told, there were many different opinions, different diagnoses, different suggestions. It was not easy for me to choose which way to go and what to do. I took six months off last season hoping to come back fully recovered, but unfortunately, I still felt pain.” the 12-time Grand Slam champion wrote on his Instagram account.
“I really missed competing, it’s in my blood and I had to give it a try at the Australian Open. Anyhow, 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. It’s quite a