Novak Djokovic Unsure How Quickly He’ll Bounce Back from Hamstring Injury
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates victory after men's final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, January 27, 2019 — Photo by zhukovsky

10-time Australian Open champion, Novak Djokovic is unsure how quickly he will be coming back from his hamstring injury.

The Serb is hopeful that he might be able to come back in a month but says that he is “not sure” how quickly his hamstring will heal.

This recent win pulls him up to Rafael Nadal’s record of 22 Grand Slam wins.

His run towards the title was punctuated by his hamstring injury which saw him heavily strapped up, especially in the first three rounds. In later rounds, he said that he had successfully managed it with the help of NSAID pain relievers.

He had pulled his hamstring just before the Australian Open.

Australian Open director Craig Tiley later revealed that Djokovic’s hamstring did have a tear as he competed.

After his win, when he was asked how his leg was and how soon he thinks he might be playing again, he said:

“I’m not sure, I’m going to do some medical check-ups in the next few days. Then I’ll be able to talk about it a bit more and understand the situation.”

He was expected to play in Dubai but on Monday, he had this to say.

“As it stands today I am still signed in for the Dubai tournament, which is in a month’s time. I hope I’ll be able to come back to the courts in several weeks’ time.”

“Let’s see, you know, I’ll speak to the medical team and then take it from there,” he added.

Djokovic’s coach, Goran Ivanisevic, said most players would not have played after a pre-tournament scan showed the extent of the hamstring injury.”

“But not him – he is from outer space,” Ivanisevic told reporters.”

“His brain is working different. He gave everything, 77 therapies a day. Every day was kind of better and better.”

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