Novak Djokovic: I'm looking forward to coming back stronger at 2024 Paris Olympics



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Novak Djokovic: I'm looking forward to coming back stronger at 2024 Paris Olympics

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic insists he is "looking forward to coming back stronger" at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Djokovic, one of the most accomplished players in tennis history, failed to win his first gol medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

Djokovic was up by a set and a break against Alexander Zverev in the semifinal but even that wasn't enough for him to clinch victory. "It was a true privilege to represent #SRB at the Olympics. Thank you #Tokyo2020 and everyone that helped us come together for the magic of sport.

I know in my heart I gave it everything to fight for a medal, and I’m looking forward to coming back stronger at #Paris2024. This was an unbelievable experience I will never forget. Good luck to all the Serbian athletes still competing for a medal," Djokovic said in a Twitter post.

Djokovic apologised to Serbian sports fans

After losing to Pablo Carreno Busta in the bronze medal match, Djokovic pulled out of the mixed doubles bronze medal match due to a shoulder injury. "I apologise to all the fans in Serbia who I have disappointed.

I know everyone expected a medal, I did too. I feel bad for Nina because we did not fight for a medal in mixed, but my body said ’enough’: I have played under medications and abnormal pain and exhaustion. But again, my heart is in the right place, because I know that I gave my all.

I love to play for my country. Unfortunately, I did not get the result I wanted, but that is sport, we move on," Djokovic told Serbian reporters, per Tennis Majors. Shortly after concluding his Tokyo Olympics campaign, Djokovic hinted he could play for many more years.

"Three years… Not that far, but on the other hand it is, since I do not have 25 years anymore” Djokovic concluded. “I do not see the finish line of my career. Olympics, Davis Cup, ATP Cup, and the Grand Slams, those are the tournaments that inspire me the most to go on. It is a privilege to play for Serbia, I want to play in Paris. If I am there, I hope to win a medal."