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World number one Djokovic suffered a muscle tear in the Australian Open third round victory over Taylor Fritz at Melbourne Park; the 33-year-old Serb won a record-breaking ninth Australian Open title and his 18th Grand Slam; The Miami Open will run from March 22 to April 4

Last updated: 06/03/21 8:25 am

World number one Novak Djokovic suffered a muscle tear in Australian Open third round victory over Taylor Fritz

Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will return to the pitch at this month’s Miami Open after recovering from a muscle tear suffered during his title defense at the Australian Open.

The 33-year-old Serb was injured in the third round victory over Taylor Fritz at Melbourne Park.

And while the injury didn’t stop him from clinching a record-breaking ninth Australian Open title and 18th Grand Slam, Djokovic confirmed that an analysis of his abdomen revealed he made the injury worse by continuing to play.

At the time, Djokovic said: “The damage is more than it was when it happened, when I did the first MRI after the third round.

“It’s a muscle tear in the abdominal oblique muscle – it’s not too bad judging by what the doctor said, but I’m going to have to take some time and heal.

“I felt it right away when it happened against Fritz in the third round. That’s what I said in the post-game interview. I was sort of guessing , but I just felt it was a tear from the snap and the way I felt. after. “

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Novak Djokovic says he wants to emulate Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer by ‘making history’ with Grand Slam victories, having won the Australian Open for his 18th major title and falling within two of the joint record of its rivals.

Novak Djokovic says he wants to emulate Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer by ‘making history’ with Grand Slam victories, having won the Australian Open for his 18th major title and falling within two of the joint record of its rivals.

However, according to a partial schedule posted on his official website, Djokovic is registered for the ATP Masters 1000 event on the courts in Miami from March 22 to April 4.

This is the first of three events he will compete in before heading to Europe for clay swing ahead of the French Open at the end of May.

From Miami, where he won six titles, Djokovic will travel to Monaco for the Monte-Carlo Masters, April 11-18, before returning home to Belgrade for the ATP 250 Serbia Open.

The Tour returns to Belgrade for the first time since 2012, and the Serbian Open will be held at the Djokovic Tennis Center from April 19 to 25.

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