Novak Djokovic French Open 2024 update: Serb set to make unexpected comeback in Geneva with wildcard offer after head injury scare | Reports

Novak Djokovic set to make a comeback in at the 2024 Geneva Open
Novak Djokovic set to make a comeback in at the 2024 Geneva Open

Novak Djokovic is reportedly making a comeback at the 2024 Geneva Open following his head injury scare during the Italian Open. There is speculation that he might accept a wildcard entry to compete in the Swiss ATP 250 tournament.

Djokovic is having a challenging season so far as he has yet to secure a title. He began his year with a semifinal run at the Australian Open before falling to eventual champion Jannik Sinner.

He then made a return to the Indian Wells Masters after a five-year absence, only to be defeated by Italian Luca Nardi in the third round. Then at the Monte-Carlo Masters, the Serb fell to Casper Ruud in the semi-finals.

Most recently, the World No.1 competed at the Italian Open, where he started his campaign with a convincing victory over Corentin Moutet in the second round. Following his win, Novak Djokovic took the time to sign autographs for his fans in the stands.

However, an accident occurred when a bottle fell from a fan's bag, striking the 36-year-old on the head which caused him to crouch on the ground in pain. He was examined by the medical staff and cleared of any serious injury.

Despite the accident, the Serb went to compete at the Italian ATP Masters 1000 tournament but lost to Chilean Alejandro Tabilo in the third round.

Looking ahead, reports from the Swiss French-language newspaper, Tribune de Geneve, suggest that Novak Djokovic is likely to compete at the 2024 Geneva Open ahead of the French Open.

The ATP 250 tournament has reportedly extended a wildcard invitation to the Serb and is awaiting confirmation.

Novak Djokovic on the bottle incident at the 2024 Italian Open: "It was a very unfortunate, unlucky situation"

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

During the post-match press conference following his defeat to Alejandro Tabilo in the third round of the 2024 Italian Open, Novak Djokovic addressed the bottle accident that left him injured. He deemed the accident "unfortunate" and "unlucky" for him.

"It was a very unfortunate, unlucky situation for me. It was an accident where that guy leaned over the fence, and the bottle dropped from his rucksack and landed directly on my head," he said.

The Serb also stated that the hit to his head with the bottle was "unexpected" and that it had impacted him a lot. He also revealed that despite the medical care he received he had bouts of "nausea," "dizziness," "blood," and other symptoms.

"It was unexpected obviously. I wasn't even looking up. Then I felt a very strong hit in the head. That has, yeah, really impacted me a lot. After that I got the medical care. Been through half an hour, an hour of nausea, dizziness, blood, a lot of different things," he added.

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