Novak Djokovic is back in training ahead of his return to the court, as he is set to participate in the Monte-Carlo Masters
The Serb, who won the Monte-Carlo Masters in 2013 and 2015, is not expected to play until April 11 or 12. In the meantime, he has been training at the Monte-Carlo Country Club.
Having played just one tournament so far this season – the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, where he lost in the quarter-finals to Jiri Vesely – Djokovic will be looking to maintain his spot as the world number one, following the news that Daniil Medvedev will miss the European clay tour due to a hernia operation.
Medvedev and Rafael Nadal are not taking part in the Monte-Carlo Masters, so one of the players that could cause Djokovic some problems is the young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz.
What tournaments will Djokovic play in?
Djokovic, who is still not vaccinated against COVID-19, will follow his participation at the Monte-Carlo Masters by playing at the Serbia Open, the Mutua Madrid Open, the Italian Open and Roland Garros, where he is the reigning champion.