The world tennis number one, Novak Djokovic, will participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games that will be held from July 23 to August 8, the Serbian sports daily ‘Sportski zurnal’ announced on Wednesday. According to the newspaper, which cites sources from the National Tennis Association (TSS), "Novak has confirmed his desire to perform at the Olympic Games" and his name appears on the list of participants that this organization has sent to the Olympic Committee.
from Serbia. 'Sportski zurnal' recalls that Djokovic in the past mentioned his desire to win Olympic gold in his career, a milestone in his career that he has not yet achieved, although he won the bronze medal in Beijing in 2008.
Djokovic's great rival and current world number three, Rafa Nadal, has already announced his absence from the Tokyo Olympics, where neither will Roberto Bautista (10), the Austrian Dominic Thiem, world number five, or the Canadian Denis Shapovalov ( 12).
The Serbian newspaper indicates that the number two, Russian Daniil Medvedev, has confirmed his participation in the competition. Not surprisingly, the Russian list has already come out, where in addition to Medvedev will be Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov and Aslan Karatsev, so they go with everything to the Olympic competition and have not suffered any casualties among their best tennis players.
The Serbian tennis players will participate Miomir Kecmanovic (47), while Dusan Lajovic (41) and Filip Krajinovic (44) have resigned.
Djokovic cherished the moments he spent practicing along with his son
The inaugural grass-court event at Mallorca attracted a lot of top European players to take up the opportunity and make perfect use of the tournament ahead of Wimbledon Championships 2021.
With the likes of Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem in the mix, the Mallorca Championship tournament organizers have hit a jackpot in their first year. “Yeah, well, he(Stefan) was coming for a couple of days.
He is in love with tennis. He is in love with different sports. He was very inspired to come and play on the grass. For him, it was a new experience. And, he likes it a lot. He likes to dive, and so forth”, said Djokovic. “It’s amazing, you know.
That’s exactly one of the reasons why I came here, the week before Wimbledon. Because I wanted to spend more time with my son, with my family. Because, once you are in London, you are in kind of lockdown and you cant really move much. We are very grateful to be here”, concluded the Serb.