“I booked my flight for Tokyo and will proudly be becoming a member of #TeamSerbia for the Olympics,” Djokovic mentioned in a tweet
Djokovic, who has gained the Australian Open
, the French Open
this 12 months, has the prospect to grow to be the primary man to win a so-called Golden Slam ought to he win the singles gold medal in Tokyo and later the US Open in New York. The solely tennis participant to have gained all 4 majors and Olympic gold in a calendar 12 months is Steffi Graf, when she achieved the feat in 1988.
Following successful Wimbledon, Djokovic had put himself at “50-50” on competing in the Olympics, citing the shortage of spectators in addition to the strict Covid-19 restrictions.
Djokovic is tied with Roger Federer
and Rafael Nadal
for probably the most main singles titles in males’s tennis, with 20.
Nadal and Federer are a part of a rising checklist of gamers opting to not compete in this 12 months’s Olympics. Those not going to Tokyo additionally embrace Serena Williams, Sofia Kenin, Dominic Thiem, Simona Halep, Nick Kyrgios, Bianca Andreescu, Denis Shapovalov, Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber and Vasek Pospisil.
The Olympics are scheduled to start out July 23. The US Open is scheduled to be held August 30 by September 12 in New York.