Novak Djokovic decided to move all-in. Unlike eternal rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the world number 1 chose to participate in the Tokyo Olympics to hunt for the gold medal. The Serbian champion therefore wants to lull the dream of realizing the 'Calendar Golden Slam', having already brought home all three Slams that have been staged so far.
For the 34-year-old from Belgrade, who never went beyond a bronze in Beijing in 2008, this is a great chance given the countless forfeits. After the five-circle event, Nole will be able to relax for a few weeks before hunting for her fourth title at the US Open (we will hardly see him on the pitch in Toronto).
Djokovic triumphed for the sixth time at Wimbledon without even having to shift into high gears, further testament to his superiority over the Next Gen exponents. In a recent interview with ESPN, well-known coach Darren Cahill explained that there is only a man who can stop him in New York in a month and a half.
Cahill on Rafael Nadal
With back-to-back titles, the ‘wolf’ seems unstoppable right now. However, Simona Halep’s coach, Darren Cahill, believes that there is only one man who can rain over the Serbian’s parade.
“Rafael Nadal is going to try and stop Novak Djokovic in New York,” Cahill said. In conversation with former American Tennis player, Patrick McEnroe, the two legends discuss who can be a roadblock to Novak Calendar-year Grand Slam.
“You know that Rafa likes to play in New York. He likes the high bouncing conditions and he’s had big success there before as well. So Rafa has taken a wild-card in Cincinnati, we’ll probably see him in Canada.
He’s in Washington as well. He’s going to play some hard-court tennis, so he’s ready to be a big challenge in New York. We can’t wait for that with Novak going for the Grand Slam,” said Darren. The Serb is now bidding for the "Calendar Golden Slam", i.e.
winning all four Majors and the Olympics gold medal in the same year. Djokovic has already won the first three Slams of the year, and is expected to give his all for the gold medal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Novak Djokovic's attire for Tokyo comes from the "Novak X Lacoste" collection by the French brand.
Djokovic's outfit will consist of a red polo with royal blue sleeves and collar. Both sides of the Lacoste polo will be white, and the World No. 1 will pair the polo shirt with white shorts.