Novak Djokovic: Learnt a lesson from my injury

Updated: Dec 28, 2017, 12:03 IST | PA Sport | Abu Dhabi

Novak Djokovic is relishing his return to tennis after being out of the game for nearly six months. The 12-time Grand Slam winner has not played since abandoning his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych in July

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is relishing his return to tennis after being out of the game for nearly six months. The 12-time Grand Slam winner has not played since abandoning his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych in July. Djokovic did not pick up a racket for almost four and a half months after having surgery on his right elbow. But the Serb, 30, will return to action at World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi - little more than two weeks before the Australian Open, gets under way.

"It's been a real roller-coaster ride for me for a year and a half with this issue," Djokovic said. "I've never had surgery in my life, I've never had any major injuries that kept me away for such a long time. I've Never missed a Grand Slam. It was a big decision, a big call to make." "I've learned a lesson because I want to avoid getting to that stage of an injury ever in my career after this. It was a great experience. And it was a somewhat necessary because I got too comfortable with not having major injuries."

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