World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has announced that he will be participating at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Djokovic, 34, is set to make his fourth consecutive Olympic appearance. Djokovic, who is one of the most accomplished players in tennis history, will be aiming to lift his maiden Olympic gold medal in Tokyo.
"I am very proud to pack for Tokyo and join our national team in the fight for the brightest medals on the Olympic arenas. For me, the game for Serbia has always been a special joy and motivation and I will do my best to make us all happy!
Let's go," Djokovic announced on Thursday night.
Djokovic coming off of a Wimbledon victory
Djokovic beat Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon final to lift his sixth title at The Championships. “It was more than a battle,” said Djokovic.
“Winning Wimbledon was always the biggest dream of mine as a child. I know how special this is and I don’t want to take this for granted. I was a seven year old boy in Serbia, constructing a Wimbledon tennis trophy with improvised materials in my bedroom and now I am standing here with six titles.
It's incredible”. 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”. Djokovic will be aiming to win the US Open and collect a Calendar Grand Slam. “I could definitely envisage it happening and I will definitely give it a shot," said Djokovic. "I am in great form and I am playing well at the Grand Slams. So let’s keep it going”.