Novak Djokovic has confirmed that he will return to competitive tennis at next week’s Mexican Open in Acapulco.
Djokovic will join the likes of Milos Raonic , Rafael Nadal, Marin %u010Cilic, Dominic Thiem, David Goffin, Nick Kyrgios and Ivo Karlovi%u0107 at the event.
Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer have all opted to rather compete in the Dubai Tennis Championships.
Djokovic, who carried a shoulder problem into Serbia's Davis Cup win over Russia earlier this month and who skipped the ABN Amro tournament in Rotterdam, announced the news via his Twitter account.
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) February 23, 2017
The Mexican Open will be Djokovic's first ATP tournament in Latin America and he will be desperate to win it.
The Serb has endured a tough time of it of late. Since winning Roland Garros in 2016, Djokovic has only claimed to two singles titles in nine attempts.
Among the many disappointments in the last few months have been early exits at Wimbledon, The Olympics, The US Open and The Australian Open.