World No. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic made it clear via social media that he will be competing in the Tokyo Olympics.
Djokovic tweeted, “I booked my Tokyo flight and will proudly join #TeamSerbia at the Olympics.”
Djokovic has won the Australian Open and the French Open this year. He could become the first man in history to win a “Golden Slam” if he wins the singles gold in Tokyo and then the US Open in New York. Steffi Graf is the only tennis player who has won all four majors as well as Olympic gold within a single calendar year. She did it in 1988.
Djokovic, who won Wimbledon, had decided to compete in the Olympics at 50-50. He cited the shortage of spectators and the Covid-19 restrictions.
Djokovic has 20 major singles titles, tied with Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal.
Federer and Nadal are among a growing number of athletes who have decided not to compete at the Olympics this year. Others not traveling to Tokyo include Serena Williams and Sofia Kenin, Dominic Thiem and Simona Halep.
The Olympics will begin July 23. The US Open will be held in New York from August 30 to September 12.