“I Booked My Flight To Tokyo”-Djokovic Will Compete At Olympics

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The 34-year-old, on the other hand, announced on Twitter on Thursday that he would be “proudly” joining Team Serbia for the Games in eight days. “I booked my flight to Tokyo,” he added.

After reclaiming his Wimbledon title, Djokovic claimed he was undecided about competing in the Tokyo Olympics after it was reported that fans would not be permitted to attend due to an increase in coronavirus infections.

The world number one won his third trophy of the year a week ago at the All England Club, and is currently on track to clinch tennis’ ‘Golden Slam.’ To become the first male player to accomplish the feat, he must win gold at the Tokyo Olympics and win the US Open singles title in September.

Steffi Graf of Germany is the only player to complete a ‘Golden Slam,’ which she did in 1988. Johanna Konta and Dan Evans, the British number ones, withdrew from the Games earlier this week due to positive Covid-19 tests, while Roger Federer, the Swiss icon, and three-time Grand Slam winner Angelique Kerber also withdrew.

Source: BBC Sport

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