Novak Djokovic confirms to play at Tokyo Olympics

World number one Novak Djokovic announced that he will contend at the Tokyo Olympics after recently winning the Wimbledon trophy following his victories at the Australian Open and French Open in the same year 2021. The Serb persists to aim for the Golden Slam in tennis.

Top-ranked Djokovic obtained the third leg towards succeeding the Golden Slam the previous weekend by putting in the Wimbledon trophy as his 3rd final triumph of the year 2021.

Djokovic had beaten Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open final, Stefanos Tsitsipas to win at the Roland Garros tournament and Italy’s Matteo Berrettini last week at the Wimbledon to win his 50th Grand Slam tying with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Steffi Graf of Germany is the only player who has won four slams and Olympic gold in the same year in 1988.

Djokovic after winning his sixth Wimbledon said that he was “50-50” about contending at the Olympic games following the organiser’s outcome to not allow fans to accompany but the 50 Grand Slams champion Serbian confirmed about he participating for the Tokyo in the absence of some tennis champions namely Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and many others who have decided to not compete at the event.

“I am very proud to pack for Tokyo and join our national team in the fight for the brightest medals on the Olympic arenas,” ensured Djokovic via tweet.

“For me, the game for Serbia has always been a special joy and motivation and I will do my best to make us all happy! Let’s go,” Added the Serb who has earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Games.

 

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