Last weekend, Djokovic completed the third leg towards achieving the Golden Slam, adding the Wimbledon title to his victories at the Australian Open and Roland Garros in 2021.
No one has ever won four Grand Slams and an Olympic gold medal in the same year, and Steffi Graf of Germany was the only player to complete this feat in 1988.
After Wimbledon’s victory, Djokovic stated that after the organizers decided to ban fans from participating in the games and limit his participation in the Olympics, his attitude towards participating in the Olympics was “50 -50”.
But the 34-year-old said on Thursday that he had booked a flight to Tokyo.
Djokovic, who clinched a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said on Twitter: “I am proud to be able to pack and go to Tokyo and join our national team to fight for the most dazzling medal in the Olympics.”
“For me, playing for Serbia has always been a special joy and motivation, and I will do my best to make us all happy!”.
Some of the biggest names in tennis, including Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep and Stan Wawrinka, have already announced their decision to skip the Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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