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Djokovic's French Open fears eased

ESPN staff
April 22, 2014
Novak Djokovic could be back for the Madrid Masters in May © Getty Images

Novak Djokovic has been assured that his right wrist injury is "better than it first seemed" and that he may make a return to action at the Madrid Masters in May.

Djokovic confirmed in a statement released on his official website on Tuesday that doctors had told him he could be fit to play in the upcoming clay-court tournaments in Madrid and Rome, followed by the French Open which begins on May 25.

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The Serb has won six major singles championships, but the French Open is the only major which has eluded him thus far.

"Fortunately, the situation with the injury is better than it first seemed," Djokovic said. "Doctors assured me that I will be ready for Madrid, then Rome and Roland Garros, just as it has been planned.

"However, I need to continue with the recovery process and full medical treatments. It means I will have to take a short break in order to recover as soon as possible."

Djokovic wore a white bandage on his wrist during his Monte Carlo Masters semi-final defeat to Roger Federer on Saturday.

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