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Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic is a ‘little bit divided’ on playing at Games

Speaking to reporters after beating Matteo Berretini within the grass courtroom grand slam, Djokovic stated the shortage of spectators in addition to the strict Covid-19 restrictions are weighing on whether or not he’ll take part at Tokyo.

“My plan was all the time to go to Olympic Games, however proper now I’m a little bit divided,” stated Djokovic. “It’s form of 50-50 due to what I heard within the final couple days.”

On spectators not being allowed, Djokovic added: “Yeah, that is not a nice information. That was actually disappointing to listen to.

“I additionally hear that there is going to be a lot of restrictions throughout the [Athletes’] Village. Possibly you wouldn’t be capable to see different athletes carry out stay.

“I am unable to even have my stringer that is a crucial a part of my workforce. I’m restricted with the quantity of individuals I can absorb my workforce as nicely.”

Novak Djokovic kisses the winner's trophy after beating Italy's Matteo Berrettini during their men's singles final match at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.

Having already received the Australian Open and French Open this yr, Djokovic wants the Olympic gold medal and US Open title to turn into the primary man to ever win a Golden Slam.

The Olympics are scheduled to start out on July 23.

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