World Number 1 Novak Djokovic will compete in Tokyo Olympics. He made the announcement on his social media account. Also, Djokovic already booked his flight to Tokyo. He will represent Serbia in the Summer Olympics.
Djokovic won the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon in 2021. According to sportsbook software reports, he could become the first man to achieve the Golden Slam. First, he needs to win the gold medal in the Olympics and then win the US Open later this year.
According to white label sports betting source, only one tennis player achieved the Golden Slam. In 1988, Steffi Graf won the four majors and earned an Olympic gold. It is the most outstanding season in professional tennis.
Djokovic Will Compete in Tokyo Olympic
After winning Wimbledon, Djokovic said that he was not sure of competing in the Olympics. But, according to bookie pay per head sources, he cited the strict coronavirus restrictions and lack of spectators for his indecision.
Djokovic is tied with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for the most major titles in men’s professional tennis. All three tennis superstars have 20 titles each. However, Federer and Nadal opted out of the Olympics this year.
Other tennis stars not participating in the Summer Games include Sofia Kenin, Serena Williams, Dominic Thiem, Nick Kyrgios, Denis Shapovalov, Angelique Kerber, Vasek Pospisil, Victoria Azarenka, Bianca Andreescu, and Simona Halep.
The Tokyo Olympics will start on July 23. On the other hand, the US Open will begin on August 30 and end on September 12. Thus, players participating in the Olympics need to fly out of Tokyo as soon as the tournament ends. As a result, Djokovic will deal with jetlag and fatigue during the US Open.