Novak Djokovic said his right wrist injury is "better than it first seemed" and he will try to return at next month's Madrid Masters.
The right-handed Djokovic said in a statement on Tuesday that he's been "assured" by doctors that he will be ready for clay-court tournaments in Madrid and Rome, followed by the French Open, which starts on May 25.
Djokovic has won six major singles championships and needs a French Open title to complete a career Grand Slam.
He wore a thick white bandage on the wrist while losing 7-5, 6-2 to Roger Federer on Saturday in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters, where he was the defending champion. The wrist problem limited Djokovic's ability to serve and return.