Novak Djokovic confirms Wimbledon status weeks after undergoing knee surgery

Just three weeks after undergoing knee surgery, Novak Djokovic is back on the tennis court and ready to play at Wimbledon.

The 24-time Grand Slam singles champion withdrew from the French Open on June 4 after suffering a torn meniscus during the second set of his fourth-round win against Francisco Cerundolo.

According to a report by Charlie Eccleshare of the Athletic, Djokovic “appeared to be moving fine” during the approximately 40-minute practice match with World No. 1 Jannik Sinner on Thursday. Eccleshare added that Djokovic “didn’t appear to be in discomfort as the pair played for a set and a bit.”

Per the report, Sinner won the set and “there were times when Djokovic was a little irritable, but afterwards he was in high spirits.”

“He posed with his team and invited ground staff onto the court for a photo and to offer his thanks,” Eccleshare wrote.

The 37-year-old Serbian has been training at Wimbledon since Monday and will be the tournament’s No. 2 seed.

Following his competition at the All England Club, Djokovic could have a chance to win his first Olympic gold medal, as the Summer Games in Paris begin on July 26, 12 days after the Wimbledon men’s singles final. Djokovic won his only Olympic medal during the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, taking home a bronze.

The season’s final major (the U.S. Open) is scheduled for Aug. 18 to Sept. 8.