Novak Djokovic prepares for Tokyo Olympics in Montenegro

Novak Djokovic was spotted in Kotor Bay, Montenegro training for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics as he prepares to achieve a Calendar Golden Grand Slam this year.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic triumphed over the Italian, Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon Championships 2021 in a thrilling 4 set match. This win gave the Serbian his 6th Wimbledon win and his 20th Grand Slam title. The Big 3, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are now equaled for the most Grand Slam titles.

Djokovic has won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon this year. He is on track and in very good form to achieve a Calendar Golden Slam if he prevails at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and U.S. Open. 

Djokovic announces his participation in the upcoming Olympic games and trains in Montenegro

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

On 16th July, the World number 1 announced that he will be participating at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics which will then give him the opportunity to achieve the first Calender Golden Grand Slam by a male player. 

“I booked my flight for Tokyo and will proudly be joining #TeamSerbia for the Olympics,” Djokovic wrote in English on Twitter. 

He then wrote in Serbian in another tweeting stating “I am very proud to pack for Tokyo and join our national team in the fight for the brightest medals on the Olympic arenas. For me, the game for Serbia has always been a special joy and motivation and I will do my best to make us all happy!”

Djokovic’s competition at the Olympics has reduced, giving him a better opportunity to grab the gold medal. His biggest rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal took the difficult decision to opt out from playing at the games. 

Djokovic has one Olympic medal, a bronze from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. At the 2012 Olympics in London, he lost to Andy Murray in straight sets and lost the 3rd place match against Juan Martin del Potro. Novak was beaten in the first round in the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro by Juan Martin del Potro. 

After his win at Wimbledon, the Serbian admitted that he was confused on competing in the Olympics, saying he was “a little bit divided” about making the trip. 

However, just six days after his win at Wimbledon, Djokovic was filmed in Kotor Bay, Montenegro, two days after announcing his participation in the Tokyo Olympics. The rain did not prevent the world number 1 from doing a jog and some small physical exercises. Novak is expected to fly to Japan and join the Serbian delegation in the coming hours.

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Ananya Agarwal is a sports enthusiast who is currently pursuing her B.Sc. Sports Management degree from Loughborough University, United Kingdom. She is extremely passionate and interested in almost any sport but especially Tennis, Formula 1 and Cricket.