Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are both nearing full health and are set to return to the court after battling their respective injuries.
World No. 1 Djokovic suffered an eye infection that caused him to pull out of the recent ATP tournament in Dubai while World No. 3 Federer is coming off a knee injury/surgery, the first major one in his career.
“I trained for 90 minutes and I am satisfied. I’ll practice tomorrow as well. I still wear glasses to protect eyes from external effects,” Djokovic said via Tennis World USA.
Team captain Bogdan Obradovic added that Djokovic could be ready for Davis Cup tie against Kazakhstan in early March. Current Serbian tennis team members are Viktor Troicki, Nenad Zimonjic and Filip Krajinovic.
Troicki also stated that the eye treatment for Djokovic was successful the last few days and the Serbian team is optimistic that he can suit up for the Davis Cup matches.
Djokovic reportedly got the infection while in a Dubai hotel’s swimming pool.
Meanwhile, former World No. 1 Federer confirmed that he would be playing at the 2016 Rogers Cup in Toronto set from July 25 to 31, 2016.
With his recent injury, Federer is not expected to play in any Davis Cup matches and at the Miami Open (March 23 to April 3), Monte Carlo Masters (April 10 to 17), Madrid Open (May 1 to 8), Italian Open (May 8 to 15) although it would depend on how fast he can recover from his injury.
However, Federer already posted on social media that he’s back on the court at least for minor practices.
He also went to the 2016 Oscars and appeared to enjoy being with the entertainment celebrities in Hollywood.
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