The World No.1 is in line to achieve the Golden Slam, but Tokyo may not happen for Novak Djokovic. By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday July 11, 2021
After winning Wimbledon and becoming the first male player to win the first three major titles of a tennis season in 52 years, Novak Djokovic tells reporters that he may skip the Tokyo Olympics due to the strict protocols in place.
Djokovic, who defeated Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to claim his sixth Wimbledon and 20th major title, says he just learned the news a few days ago that the Tokyo Games will be played without spectators.
Here is his response:
“I received that news yesterday or two days ago. That was really disappointing to hear,” he said. “I also hear that there's going to be a lot of restrictions within the Village. Possibly you would not be able to see other athletes perform live. I can't even have my stringer that is very important part of my team. I can't have a stringer. I'm limited with the amount of people I can take in my team as well.”
The Serb hinted that there is a possibility that he will skip the Olympics and stay focused on the US Open, which begins at the end of August.
“I'll have to think about it,” he said. “Right now, as I said, my plan was always to go to Olympic Games. But right now I'm a little bit divided. It's kind of 50/50 because of what I heard in the last couple days.”