Djokovic another surgery news


If he's back in time for the start of 2020 this would be the best time for a surgery, so will he try to make the decision soon? Losing #1 when he was already possibly losing it anyways is a small price to pay if he can preserve chances at the majors.


Those weren't injury-related, tho.
Nadal's seasons since 2012:


London Olympics[edit]

On 19 July, Nadal stated that he will be withdrawing from the Olympics citing knee injury as his issue.

Summer US hard court season[edit]
After he withdrew from the London Olympics due to knee tendinitis, Nadal missed the rest of the US Open Series, leading up to the US Open, stating that he will not return to court before the recovery.

U.S. Open[edit]
On 15 August, Nadal announced via Twitter that he was withdrawing from the 2012 US Open (tennis).[8] He had already withdrawn from the 2012 Rogers Cup and the 2012 Western & Southern Open.

Autumn season[edit]
On 3 September, Nadal announced on his homepage that he would not play for the next two months in order to rest and allow his knee to recover. He ultimately missed the remainder of the 2012 season, having received qualification for the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

2013 - Did not play the AO because he was returning 7 months out

2014 Rafael Nadal tennis season
This season saw Nadal suffer from injuries that included a back injury, a wrist injury, and appendicitis. After losing in the final of the Australian Open where he suffered from a back injury, Nadal failed to defend his titles at Indian Wells, Barcelona, and Rome. He rebounded by claiming his 9th French Open.

2015 - Played full season


Nadal ends season to recover from left wrist injury - Reuter

20 Oct 2016 - Nadal ends season to recover from left wrist injury.


Pulls out of WTF after 1 RR


Rafael Nadal pulls out of ATP Finals as injury brings an end to season


From tennis365, either I am too old or they are forgetting that Djokovic had the surgery in February and won Wimbledon that same year?!
"Those plans may include ending his season early and undergoing shoulder surgery in Switzerland in a bid to be ready to defend his Australian Open title in January.
Should the report be true, it’s a risky plan given how long it took him to rediscover his game following elbow surgery in 2018, but it would fit his comments that Grand Slams are by far and away his biggest priority now."


It’s too bad if it’s true but he should prioritize getting better. Winning YE1 would have been a nice addition to his resume but not at the cost of shortening what’s left of his career. Come on Nole, take all the time you need and come back strong for the AO20!
If it's serious which it sounds like, taking a break for a couple of months will help him a lot instead playing through injury and worsening it. Like Nadal and Federer, he probably should also choose to play a shorter season from next year onwards. Hope he can still get the record weeks at #1 at some point though.

His next immediate goal should be to get healthy again in time for another AO. Nadal probably has the year end #1 in his grasp already for this year.