Tennis: Djokovic confirms his participation in the Tokyo Games

Serbian Novak Djokovic, number one in the world, confirmed his participation in the Tokyo Olympics that will be played from July 23 to August 8.

The Balkan tennis player, who sowed doubt after winning the tournament Wimbledon A week ago, he announced on social networks his presence in Tokyo to play the Olympic tournament.

“I cannot disappoint my little friend Koujirou. I booked my flight to Tokyo and I will proudly join the Serbian team to participate in the Olympics, ”Djokovic announced.

The Belgrade player has in hand the possibility of conquering the call ‘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, has also won in 2021 Roland Garros and the Australian Open. The US Open, the last ‘big’ of the season, will be played in New York from August 30 to September 12.

Novak Djokovic will be the great claim of the 2020 Tokyo tennis tournament that will not have even the Spanish Rafael Nadal nor with the swiss Roger Federer, who recently confirmed his absence.

The Austrian Dominic 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 of the main confirmed casualties for the Games.

The Serbian aspires in Tokyo to his first gold in an Olympic Games. He was bronze in Beijing 2008. In Tokyo he will face his fourth Olympic participation.