The Serb, second in the world rankings behind Rafael Nadal,
said on his website (www.novakdjokovic.com) that he hoped to be
fit to play in the Madrid Masters which starts on May 4.
"Fortunately, the situation with the injury is better than it
first seemed," Djokovic, who was beaten by Roger Federer in
Monte Carlo, said on Tuesday.
"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 is looking to win the French Open to complete his set
of grand slam titles.
(Writing by Martyn Herman; editing by Toby Davis)
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