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

Speaking to the press after defeating Matteo Berretini in the big match on the pitch, Djokovic said the lack of spectators as well as the strict restrictions of Covid-19 are weighing on whether he will participate in Tokyo or not. are not.

“My plan has always been to attend the Olympic Games, but right now I’m a bit divided,” Djokovic said. “It’s kind of 50-50 because of what I’ve heard in the last few days.”

For unauthorized spectators, Djokovic added: “Yes, it was not great news. It was really disappointing to hear the news.

“I also heard that there will be a lot of restrictions in [Athletes’] Village. You probably won’t be able to see other athletes perform live.

“I can’t even get myself to be a very important part of my team. I’m also limited in how many people I can get on my team.”

Novak Djokovic kisses the winner's trophy after defeating Matteo Berrettini of Italy in their men's singles final at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.

Having won the Australian Open and French Open this year, Djokovic needs an Olympic gold medal and a US Open title to become the first man to win a Golden Slam.

The Olympics are scheduled to start on July 23. | Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic is a ‘little bit divided’ on playing at Games


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