Novak Djokovic: I'm aiming for gold medal at Tokyo Olympics
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Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic has underlined once again that his goal is to win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, has never won a gold medal at the Olympics. "It is grueling (schedule), but I am confident because of all of the wins this season.
Winning a medal is my goal, and it is not a secret I am aiming for the gold. After #Tokyo2020, I will start to think about the Us Open," Djokovic said, per Sasa Ozmo. Djokovic is determined to bring a medal to Serbia. "I’ve met Blanka VlašiÄ recently and she told me that in the future people won’t remember the conditions or whether there were people in the stands, but who has won medals.
Representing your country at the Olympics is a feeling like no other," Djokovic added.
Djokovic was doubtful for the Tokyo Olympics
After winning Wimbledon, Djokovic left the door open for missing the Tokyo Olympics. But last week Djokovic announced he would playing in Tokyo.
"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!
Let's go," Djokovic announced on Thursday night. Less than two weeks ago, Djokovic recovered from a set down in the Wimbledon final to beat Italian tennis star Matteo Berrettino It was Djokovic's sixth Wimbledon title and his 20th Grand Slam title.
Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer now each have 20 Grand Slams in their collection. When asked what it means to win a Grand Slam title No. 20, Djokovic said: “It means none of us will stop [playing]. I have to pay a great tribute to Rafa and Roger as legends of our sport, the two most important players in my career and why I am the player I am today.
They made me realise what I needed to improve, mentally, physically and tactically. "When I first broke into the Top 10, for three or four years, I lost most of the big matches against these guys and something shifted at the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011. The past 10 years have been an incredible journey and it’s not stopping here”.