Further treatment for Djokovic

04 February 2018 03:51:28 GMTPlus11

Former world number one Novak Djokovic has undergone what he terms a 'small medical intervention' on a persistent elbow injury.

The Serbian returned to action last month in the Australian Open, where he went down in the last-16 to unseeded South Korean sensation Chung Hyeon.

That was Djokovic's first action since retiring against Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon last summer.

Following his Melbourne exit, the 30-year-old has had further treatment and he is now upbeat on his future.

It seems like I am on the good road now to full recovery.

Novak Djokovic

"It's quite a journey this one, I have to say. I'm learning a lot and for that I'm grateful," said Djokovic.

"I've always taken care of my body and looked for the most natural ways to heal, and my body has rewarded me with some incredible years on tour.

"I am super positive and excited to follow my recovery through so I can come back to the place I love the most. The court."

Despite taking six months out after Wimbledon, Djokovic did not undergo surgery on the persistent problem. However, he appears to have been talked around by his backroom team.

"I've been carrying this injury for the past two years, and during this time I've been seeing many doctors," said Djokovic.

"I agreed with my team that I would try different methods after I finished in Australia and a few days ago I accepted a small medical intervention on my elbow.

"It seems like I am on the good road now to full recovery."

Djokovic is 10/1 to win this season's French Open, while he can be backed at 5/1 to win a fourth Wimbledon title this summer.

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