BY GODWIN AIKIGBE
Novak Djokovic has taken to Instagram to share cheering news of his recovery following a successful surgery on his troubled elbow in January.
The 30-year-old and former world number one who has slumped to 4th position in the ATP rankings, had his 2018 Australian Open campaign cut short by the protracted elbow injury following 6-7 5-7 6-7 defeat to Hyeon from South Korea in the round of 16.
This was the Serbian shared the cheering news with his fans on the social media on Friday.
“Hey guys, I owe you some news about my recovery. I’ve been carrying this injury for the past two years, and during this time I’ve been seeing many doctors. 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 6 months off last season hoping to come back fully recovered, but unfortunately I still felt pain. I really missed competing, it’s in my blood and I had to give it a try on AO. 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 journey this one, I have to say. I’m learning a lot and for that I’m grateful. 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. I’ll keep you posted and thanks for cheering me on!”
Djokovic is one of tennis greats of the modern era. He has won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, five ATP Finals titles, 30 Masters 1000 series titles, 12 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments, and has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 223 weeks.