Tennis: Djokovic “shares” on his participation in Tokyo Games

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Wimbledon (United Kingdom) (AFP)

Novak Djokovic on Sunday expressed hesitation about his participation in the Olympic Games in Tokyo because of new health restrictions for the first time since his Wimbledon win.

“My plan has always been to compete in the Olympics. But now I’m a little split. It’s 50/50 what I’ve been hearing for two days,” he said.

The fact that the Games will eventually take place mainly behind closed doors in the face of a resurgence of the coronavirus in Japan is “not good news (…) I was very disappointed when I heard about it”, remarked Djokovic.

“I’ve also heard that there will be a lot of restrictions in the Olympic Village. We can’t allow other athletes to compete. I can’t even have my stringer with me, even though he’s a very important part of my team. And I’m limited in the number of people I can take with me on my team”, regrets the world No.

“I have to think about it,” he said minutes after winning Wimbledon and thus opening a little more to the Grand Slam and even the Golden Slam, which includes winning four of tennis’s major tournaments. Olympic gold medal in the same year.

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