World No. 1 Novak Djokovic arrived to the Tokyo Olympics confident because of his wins this season but he underlined that it won't be easy. Less than two weeks after winning Wimbledon, Djokovic is changing surface and preparing to kick off his campaign at the Tokyo Olympics.
Djokovic, who is one of the most accomplished players in tennis history, has never won a gold medal at the Olympics. "It is grueling (schedule), but I am confident because of all of the wins this season. Winning a medal is my goal, and it is not a secret I am aiming for the gold.
After Tokyo 2020, I will start to think about the US Open," Djokovic said, per Sasa Ozmo.
Djokovic determined to bring a medal to Serbia
"I’ve met Blanka Vlašić recently and she told me that in the future people won’t remember the conditions or whether there were people in the stands, but who has won medals.
Representing your country at the Olympics is a feeling like no other," Djokovic added. Just over a week ago, Djokovic beat Italian tennis star Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon final to lift his 20th Grand Slam title.
Now, Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer each have 20 Majors in their collection. When asked what it means to win a Grand Slam title No. 20, Djokovic said: “It means none of us will stop [playing]. I have to pay a great tribute to Rafa and Roger as legends of our sport, the two most important players in my career and why I am the player I am today.
They made me realise what I needed to improve, mentally, physically and tactically. "When I first broke into the Top 10, for three or four years, I lost most of the big matches against these guys and something shifted at the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011. The past 10 years have been an incredible journey and it’s not stopping here”.