‘Next to the Slams this year, the Olympics are most important,’ says Novak Djokovic

Adding an Olympics gold medal to his extensive list of accomplishments will be a ‘priority’ for Novak Djokovic this year, he says.

Djokovic has has an almost unthinkable level of success in tennis, and this week took the all-time record for most weeks spent at world number one.

One thing that is missing, though, is an Olympics gold medal, with the bronze he won in Beijing in 2008 his best result to date.

That, though, is something he intends to put right in Tokyo this year.

“This year, next to the Grand Slams, the Olympic Games are the most important.

“Every athlete feels a special part to represent their country. The Olympic Games are every four years.

“I felt the strongest emotions playing for the national team. I enjoy it and will tell it to my children tomorrow.”

Whilst an Olympics gold medal has eluded him so far, Djokovic is certainly not short on success playing for Serbia.

He led them to the 2010 Davis Cup title in 2010, and was the star-turn when Serbia won the inaugural ATP Cup in Australia last year.

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed last summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, with them due to take place this summer after Wimbledon instead.

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