Tennis Djokovic To Play In Wimbledon Open After Withdrawal From French Open

Novak Djokovic will play Wimbledon after being named to the draw on Friday, despite worries about his condition following his withdrawal from the French Open.

The seven-time All England Club winner was forced to withdraw from his quarter-final against Casper Ruud at Roland Garros after damaging the medial meniscus in his right knee.

The 37-year-old Serbian world number two declared earlier this week he would only compete at Wimbledon if he was fit enough to “fight for the title”

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I didn’t come here to play a few rounds,” he told the BBC.

“If I know I can play close to my maximum or at maximum, then I’ll play. If not, then I’ll give somebody else a chance to play.

“I really will only play if I know I am in a state which is good enough to go far in the tournament and fight for the title, so that’s the condition.

Djokovic, who has won 24 Grand Slam titles, has made it to the Wimbledon final five times in a row, losing a thrilling five-set match to Carlos Alcaraz last year.

He will seek to earn the elusive Olympic gold medal at the Paris Games, which begin on July 26.

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