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Novak Djokovic says he will compete in Tokyo Olympics, Golden Slam still in play

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“I booked a flight to Tokyo and am proud to be joining #TeamSerbia for the Olympics,” Djokovic said in a statement. tweet.
Djokovic, who won Australian Open, the France is open and Wimbledon this year, he has a chance to become the first man to win the so-called Golden Slam if he wins the singles gold in Tokyo and then the US Open in New York. The only tennis player to win all four professional tournaments and Olympic gold medals in a calendar year is Steffi Graf, when she clinched the feat in 1988.

After winning Wimbledon, Djokovic set himself at “50-50” when competing at the Olympics, citing a lack of spectators as well as the strict restrictions of Covid-19.

Djokovic is bound to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the biggest singles titles in men’s tennis, with 20.

Nadal and Federer are part of a growing list of players who have chosen not to compete at this year’s Olympics. Those who did not visit Tokyo also included 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 on July 23. The US Open is scheduled to be held from August 30 to September 12 in New York.

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