Due to the ongoing pandemic outbreak, the Tokyo Olympics have many rigid restrictions. Therefore, numerous top-tier players have made the difficult decision to retire, including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. However, determined on his way to the Golden Slam, Novak Djokovic will travel to Japan and try for the gold medal.
Previously, the Serbian ace dropped a hint about his plans for the Games when he wished her a young Japanese fan on his sixth birthday. However, many wondered if the video was before the "closed doors" policy went into effect.
Sensing the confusion, Djokovic stepped forward and confirmed his plans for next week. “I cannot disappoint my little friend Koujirou. I booked my flight to Tokyo and I will be proud to join #TeamSerbia for the Olympics, ”Djokovic wrote on Twitter.
Given that Djokovic will be the only member of the 20 Grand Slams club, will they improve his chances at the Games? Or will Britain's Andy Murray take gold for the third time in a row?
Federer is on the official entry list for the National Bank Open
Roger Federer was recently spotted in Croatia.
He visited a tennis center where he came across a young girl playing. He found her forehand to be quite impressive and gave her a few encouraging words. The girl’s mother was speechless and couldn’t believe what she just witnessed.
The mother of the girl, named Sara Kralle, stated, “With such a strong forehand you have a really bright future of winning everyone that will come on your way” – @rogerfederer WOW, I am speechless. It was surreal meeting the best tennis player of all time today.
The man with the most unique style of play on the tennis courts 🎾 🚀 + these words coming from such a professional like he is it means the world to me to move forward even strong and be even better!!! THANK YOU, Federer, it was a pleasure meeting you, I will never forget this wonderful day!!!” Coming on to Federer, he was last seen at the Wimbledon Championships.
He suffered defeat in the quarterfinal. According to his standards, anything short of winning the title is considered a disappointment. Federer, currently ranked No. 9 in the world, is on the official entry list for the National Bank Open.
The Masters 1000 event will get underway in Toronto, Canada on August 7. It remains to be seen if Federer will actually play in Toronto and/or the Cincinnati Masters, which takes place the following week. The US Open, which is the final Grand Slam of the season, begins in New York on August 30.