Novak Djokovic has announced he's undergone a minor procedure on his troublesome elbow injury in a bid to finally be pain-free.

Djokovic reveals elbow procedure

Djokovic reveals elbow procedure

The Serbian has been struggling with the problem for the past two years and decided to take the second half of last year off in order to rest and hopefully be fully fit for this year.

However, he was still being hampered by it during his Australian Open defeat to Chung Hyeon last month and has now revealed he decided to have a minor 'intervention' to try and sort the issue out.

He wrote his Instagram page: 'Hey guys, I owe you some news about my recovery. I've been carrying this injury for the past two years, and during this time I've been seeing many doctors.

'I took 6 months off last season hoping to come back fully recovered, but unfortunately I still felt pain. I really missed competing, it's in my blood and I had to give it a try on AO (Australian Open).

'A few days ago I accepted to do a small medical intervention on my elbow. It seems like I am on the good road now to full recovery. I've always taken care of my body and looked for the most natural ways to heal, and my body has rewarded me with some incredible years on tour.'

He added: 'I am super positive and excited to follow my recovery through so I can come back to the place I love the most. The court.'