Novak Djokovic has decided to make his comeback at the Masters tournament in Miami at the end of March.

The brand new Australian Open winner is still recovering from a tear in his abdominal muscle.

The 33-year-old Djokovic announced his provisional schedule on Friday.

The number one in the world returns to the court in Miami (March 24-April 4) and starts his clay season in Monte Carlo not much later.

He will also participate in the ATP tournament in Belgrade in April, which is held at the Djokovic tennis center.

At the moment, Djokovic is still recovering from the muscle injury he sustained in the third round of the Australian Open.

The battered Serb narrowly prevented elimination against Taylor Fritz, but then battled for the title via Milos Raonic, Alexander Zverev, Aslan Karatsev and Daniil Medvedev.

A day after his final win, Djokovic said that the tear in his abs had widened because he had continued to play in Melbourne.

He was advised to take a break for the time being, but a month after his final, the Serbian returns to the track.

Djokovic won the Australian Open for the ninth time this year.

'The Djoker' now has eighteen Grand Slam titles, only two less than its rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (each with twenty victories).

Starting next Monday, Djokovic can call himself number one in the world for the 311st week in his career.

With that he takes the record of Federer, who so far led the world ranking for 310 weeks.

Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open for the ninth time this year.

Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open for the ninth time this year.

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