World number one Novak Djokovic with another outstanding victory as he advanced to the last 16 of the men’s tennis singles overcoming Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany in straight sets at the Tokyo Olympics.
It doesn’t seem hard for the top seed to fulfil his motive of a Golden Slam this year. Serbian had aimed to equal 20 Grand Slam titles with Swiss Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal of Spain and he did it by winning his third Grand Slam trophy of the year at the Wimbledon championship where he had defeated Italy’s Matteo Berrettini.
Djokovic will next face 16th seeded Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina who entered this phase defeating John Millman of Australia.
Having already won three Grand Slams Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon in 2021 with only one left at U.S. Open, Serbian is eyeing a possible Golden Slam this year at the Tokyo Games. Gaining a victory at the Tokyo Olympics and U.S. Open will accomplish him a record of the only player to win all four Grand Slams and a Golden Slam in the same year since 1988 when Steffi Graf achieved this remarkable compilation.
34 year old from team Serbia is favourite to earn a gold medal this year as the first Olympic gold of his career, in the absence of some tennis masters like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem.