Djokovic set to return from wrist injury in Rome
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Novak Djokovic has been pain-free for 10 days and is ready to return from the right wrist injury that forced him to withdraw from the Madrid Open a week ago.
The second-ranked Serb has been practicing hard as he prepares for this week's Italian Open and the French Open, which starts in two weeks.
When Djokovic lost to Roger Federer in the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals last month, his wrist was heavily strapped and he was unable to serve or return at his usual level.
"It's a wiser decision if you try to heal it 100 percent than 50 percent and compromise the next weeks," Djokovic said.
A six-time Grand Slam winner himself, Djokovic won the Italian Open in 2008 and 2011.