Novak Djokovic 'excited' to play Japan Open in Tokyo

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Novak Djokovic 'excited' to play Japan Open in Tokyo

Arriving in Tokyo, Japan, Novak Djokovic spoke about how it feels to be in the country ahead of the Japan Open where will be the only top ten player competing as the local hero Kei Nishikori withdrew. "It's first time in Tokyo for me taking part to the Rakuten Open so I am really excited and looking forward to see you all there supporting not just me but all the tennis players throughout the next week", said Djokovic.

Djokovic was in Como, Italy, before flying to Tokyo. He met the Italian footballer Gianluca Zambrotta there. He also visited his Foundation in Kopaonik, Serbia. Through an Instagram post he wrote: "Still celebrating our 7th Friendship Games last week.

So proud of our @novakfoundation staff, volunteers, and teachers that make this special kids’ camp possible each year in Serbia for our underprivileged community. This is one of my favorite things we do to make a difference.

Bravo team for dedicating yourselves to help build bigger dreams and brighter futures - THIS is what matters. if you’re interested in joining us next year, DM our team." Last year after the US Open Djokovic had played the Laver Cup in Chicago, United States.

He was not sure about taking a wild card to play the China Open in Beijing, he eventually rejected it. This time he is competing in Tokyo in order to see how the game conditions are ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.