For the third time in four years Novak Djokovic claimed the victory at Wimbledon and is just a few wins from making it to the incredibly rare Grand Slam calendar.
But with the Olympics just a few weeks away, Djokovic has yet to make a decision on representing Serbia. Speaking to the media on Sunday, Djokovic failed when asked about his Olympic plans. He bluntly states that he is “50-50” because of what he has heard.
“It’s about 50-50 because of what I’ve heard in the last few days,” Djokovic said.
Djokovic has no doubt in reference to the spike in COVID-19 cases in Tokyo that sent the Olympic host city into a state of emergency. The city has already announced that there will be no fans of the games, which start later this month.
Djokovic doubts whether he will go to the Olympics: “It is about 50-50 because of what I have heard in recent days.”
– Mike Dickson (@Mike_Dickson_DM) July 11, 2021
Novak Djokovic qualified for the Olympics with 12,113 ATP points, more than any other player. He had almost 2,000 points more than number 2 Daniil Medvedev.
Djokovic made his Olympic debut in Beijing in 2008 and won a bronze medal for Serbia. However, he failed to win medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic tournaments.
At 34 years old, Djokovic will have a hard time getting more than a crack for Olympic gold after this year’s game. Needless to say, the decision must be more difficult for him than it seems.
Will Novak Djokovic make the trip to Tokyo for the Olympics? Should it be?