‘Proud to join the fight’ – Novak Djokovic confirms he will attempt Golden Slam

Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will be going for the ‘golden slam’ this summer by committing to play the Olympics.

Djokovic has already won the first three majors of the year, and if he can add an Olympics gold medal and the US Open to his already remarkable collection this year he will become the first man to achieve a golden slam.

The only other person to ever do it was Steffi Graf, who did it in 1998.

“I am very proud to pack for Tokyo and join our national team in the fight for the brightest medals on the Olympic arenas,” Djokovic said on Twitter.

“For me, playing for Serbia has always been a special joy and motivation and I will do my best to make us all happy! Let’s go.”

The Tokyo Olympics has seen a spate of high profile withdrawals recently after they announced the Games would be played without spectators due to the coronavirus crisis in the country.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have withdrawn, as have the likes of Dominic Thiem and Serena Williams.

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