Serbian Novak Djokovic, world number one, confirmed his participation at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to be held from July 23 to August 8.
The Balkan tennis player, who sowed doubt after winning the Wimbledon tournament a week ago, announced on social networks his presence in Tokyo to play the Olympic tournament.
“I cannot disappoint my friend Koujirou. I booked my flight to Tokyo and will proudly join the Serbia team to participate in the Olympics, “Djokovic announced.
The Belgrade player has in hand the possibility of conquer the so-called Golden Slam. That is, the four Grand Slams and the Olympic gold medal in the same year. Djokovic, who achieved his 20th major At Wimbledon, he has also won Roland Garros and the Australian Open in 2021. Aspire to win everything in the pending course of playing the US Open and the Olympics.
Novak Djokovic será the great claim of the Tokyo 2020 tennis tournament that it will not have neither the Spanish Rafael Nadal nor the Swiss Roger Federer, who recently confirmed his absence. The Austrian Dominik Thiem, the Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Milos Raonic, the Spanish Roberto Bautista, the Norwegian Casper Ruud, the Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov or the Italian Jannik Sinner, are other main confirmed casualties for the Games.
The Serbian aspires in Tokyo to his first gold at an Olympics. He was bronze in Beijing 2008. In Tokyo he will face his fourth Olympic participation.