Novak Djokovic has revealed that his wrist injury wasn't as severe as first feared as he looks to make his return in Madrid in two weeks' time.
Djokovic, who was beaten in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-final against Roger Federer last Saturday pledged to take time off to allow his wrist to recover. However, the 26-year-old has been reassured by doctors that the injury isn't as severe as once believed.
"Fortunately, the situation with the injury is better than it first seemed," said the world number two.
"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."
The short break will make no change to his schedule and will only hinder his chances in the first Masters event. The real aim for Djokovic is the elusive French Open which he needs to complete a career Grand Slam.
Last year he was beaten by Rafael Nadal in a thrilling five setter semi-final - a defeat which killed off the Serb's best chance of winning the tournament with David Ferrer awaiting in the final.
Since making the final in 2012, Djokovic has won just one major yet he has made the final of the US Open twice and Wimbledon. With Djokovic pipped to be the second seed for this year's edition at Roland Garros, this opportunity will be as sweet to savour for the Serb.
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