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Djokovic: Wrist better, may play Madrid

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(AP) -- Saying his right wrist is not as badly hurt as he feared, Novak Djokovic plans to be back on the tennis tour in two weeks - and at the French Open later next month.

The right-handed Djokovic said in a statement Tuesday he's been "assured" by doctors that he will be ready for upcoming clay-court tournaments, starting with the Madrid Masters on May 5. He would head to Rome the following week, and then to Paris, where play in the year's second Grand Slam tournament begins May 25.

"Fortunately, the situation with the injury is better than it first seemed," said Djokovic, who is No. 2, behind Rafael Nadal, in the ATP rankings.

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2014 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 R. Nadal 13,310
2 N. Djokovic 11,040
3 S. Wawrinka 6,580
4 R. Federer 5,805
5 D. Ferrer 4,910
6 T. Berdych 4,720
7 J. del Potro 4,215
8 A. Murray 4,040
9 M. Raonic 2,715
10 J. Isner 2,555
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2014 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Williams 12,375
2 N. Li 7,585
3 A. Radwanska 5,980
4 V. Azarenka 5,441
5 S. Halep 4,695
6 P. Kvitova 4,295
7 A. Kerber 4,110
8 J. Jankovic 4,010
9 M. Sharapova 3,961
10 D. Cibulkova 3,830
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