Djokovic casts doubt on Olympics Preparation

Written by on July 12, 2021

Novak Djokovic’s bid for a ‘Golden Slam’ is in doubt after the Wimbledon champion said he was “50-50” about whether to go to the Tokyo Olympics.

The world number one beat Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4 6-3 on Sunday to retain his Wimbledon crown and win a third Grand Slam of the year.

If he was to win Olympic gold and then the US Open title, he would become the first man to complete a ‘Golden Slam’.

Germany’s Steffi Graf is the only player to complete a ‘Golden Slam’, which she achieved in 1988.

Djokovic had always planned to go to Tokyo but the fact it was announced last week that fans would not be allowed to attend because of a spike in coronavirus infections has affected his thinking.

With his latest Wimbledon victory, which was his sixth at the All England Club, Djokovic equaled Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s record of 20 men’s Grand Slam titles.

Further discussions among fans, pundits and the media will inevitably follow about which of these three players will end up their careers with the most major titles, whether any of them will overtake Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, and who deserves the title of the greatest of all time.

Source: BBC


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