Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic is a ‘little bit divided’ on playing at Games


Chatting with reporters after beating Matteo Berretini within the grass courtroom grand slam, Djokovic mentioned the shortage of spectators in addition to the strict Covid-19 restrictions are weighing on whether or not he’ll take part at Tokyo.

“My plan was at all times to go to Olympic Video games, however proper now I am a bit of bit divided,” mentioned Djokovic. “It is sort of 50-50 due to what I heard within the final couple days.”

On spectators not being allowed, Djokovic added: “Yeah, that is not an amazing information. That was actually disappointing to listen to.

“I additionally hear that there is going to be lots of restrictions throughout the [Athletes’] Village. Presumably you wouldn’t be capable to see different athletes carry out reside.

“I can not even have my stringer that could be a crucial a part of my group. I am restricted with the quantity of individuals I can absorb my group as nicely.”

Novak Djokovic kisses the winner's trophy after beating Italy's Matteo Berrettini during their men's singles final match at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
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Having already received the Australian Open and French Open this yr, Djokovic wants the Olympic gold medal and US Open title to develop into the primary man to ever win a Golden Slam.

The Olympics are scheduled to begin on July 23.