Novak Djokovic, unlike eternal rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, 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 Olympic 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 engage high gears, further evidence of his superiority over the Next Gen exponents. In a recent interview with ESPN, well-known coach Darren Cahill explained that there is only one man who can stop him in New York in a month and a half.
Nadal will come back to the court in Washington DC
"I think Rafael Nadal will do everything he can to stop him from winning the US Open," said Cahill. "We know Rafa has always enjoyed playing in New York. He likes the weather conditions and the bounce of the ball, in fact he was very successful there.
He decided to accept the wild card that was offered to him in Washington, to which Toronto and Cincinnati should also be added. He intends to have a full season on hard courts, in order to reach 100% for the start of the US Open.
All that remains is to see if Novak Djokovic will be able to complete the Grand Slam," he added. After the semi-final defeat at the Roland Garros, Nadal opted to skip both Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics. His return to the court is scheduled for the Washington DC tournament, which kicks off on August 2nd in front of 100% of the crowd.