The tournament schedule of Novak Djokovic seems to be a point of confusion for even his own coach.

The No. 1 who claimed the Australian Open title eight days ago, had said he would limit his appearance on court to heal an abdominal tear.

But the Serb’s co-coach Goran Ivanisevic seems to have given the TennisMajors website conflicting calendar scenarios.

On the one hard, the 2001 Wimbledon winner said Djokovic could be idle until the April start of clay events in Europe.

On the other, he suggested that his man could also front up for the hardcourt MIami Masters, to be played in an abbreviated form in three weeks.

Ivanisevic called the prospect of Djokovic staying away for another month as “realistic.”

But he added: “It depends on the injury as well, but there is no need to rush it. The only tournament that he would play is maybe Miami (from March 24).

“His next MRI is in two weeks, so we will see. There is no need to take any risks.

“I would rather see him one hundred per cent ready for the clay season in order to try to go after the Roland-Garros title once more.”


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