Novak Djokovic hopeful of Madrid Masters return after wrist injury

World number two Novak Djokovic says he hopes to return in two weeks' time after his wrist injury was found to be not as serious as first thought.

Djokovic had claimed he would be out for "some time" to let the wrist heal after exiting the Monte Carlo Masters.

But the Serb, 26, is now optimistic of being fit for the Madrid Masters in a fortnight.

"Fortunately, the situation with the injury is better than it first seemed," said Djokovic.

"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's schedule

  • 5-11 May: Madrid Masters
  • 12-19 May: Italian Open
  • 25 May - 8 June: French Open

The French Open is the only Grand Slam that Djokovic has yet to win, although he came close to beating Rafael Nadal in last year's semi-finals before losing in five sets.

Djokovic had won consecutive Masters 1000 titles in Shanghai, Paris, Indian Wells and Miami before losing to Federer in Saturday's Monte Carlo semi-finals.