Novak Djokovic spoke about the Olympic Games that will take place in Tokyo in less than a year. The Belgrade native said: "I just hope that ITF will manage to find the right schedule. There will be a lot of matches, a lot of players: men, women, doubles, mixed doubles.
All of that needs to be played within... less than 10 days or so. It's quite a challenge for the organisation to come up with the right schedule, I guess, where you avoid the biggest heat, but how can you really do it? That's the question.
Some matches have to be played at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm. And with heat, it is going to be very, very tough for players and for fans for anybody who is in the stadium." Djokovic feels excited thinking that he may win his first gold medal ever: "I am committed.
I am planning to be here and play. I will try to stay healthy, fit and come here obviously. I will definitely try everything that I possibly can to prepare myself. The most important thing, I feel... is preparation and getting yourself fit and climatise and adapt."
Djokovic enjoyed his experience at the Japan Open in Tokyo. The Serbian player said: "I trained with ninjas before this tournament. This has been a wonderful week for me on and off the court." On his win over David Goffin, Djokovic added: "I think we both served extremely well and precise, not too much chance for returners. Even though it was a two-set win, the quality of tennis was quite high."