For any athlete, breaking information at an occasion will all the time be prestigious. Now, world primary Novak Djokovic has the chance to develop into the primary males’s singles participant to attain a golden slam in a single 12 months.
There is just one tennis participant who achieved the Golden Slam in a calendar and it’s none apart from the legendary Steffi Graf. After profitable her first slam title at Roland Garros in 1987, Graf went on to win all 4 main titles in 1988 earlier than putting gold on the Olympic video games in Seoul.
PARIS – JUNE 6: Tennis gamers Steffi Graf (L) and Andre Agassi attend the Basis Graf-Agassi exhibition charity match offered by Longines on the Stade Roland Garros on June 6, 2009 in Paris, France. (Photograph by Michel Dufour/WireImage)
Having gained three majors in 2021, there’s a excessive likelihood for the Serbian tennis star to attain this inconceivable feat. Even earlier than the beginning of Wimbledon, Djokovic talked about his intention to go to the Tokyo Olympics this 12 months in pursuit of gold.
However, the newly-formed restrictions on the Olympic Village in Tokyo, which didn’t enable gamers to have an entourage together with empty followers within the stadium, prompted a distinct response from the world primary.
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Garden Tennis and Croquet Membership, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after profitable his closing match in opposition to Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Toby Melville
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With quite a lot of gamers like Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, and Denis Shapovalov asserting their exits from the Summer time video games, Djokovic was half-minded now in his determination to go to Tokyo.
“Must give it some thought” – Novak Djokovic but to take a name over Tokyo Olympics participation
“I can’t actually have a stringer, lot of restrictions. I must give it some thought. Plan was all the time to go, however now it’s 50-50″, mentioned the Serb submit victory at Wimbledon.
Djokovic on Olympics: I can’t actually have a stringer, lot of restrictions. I must give it some thought. Plan was all the time to go, however now it’s 50-50.
— Saša Ozmo (@ozmo_sasa) July 11, 2021
Even Roger Federer expressed doubts over his participation on the Tokyo video games. Whereas Djokovic didn’t write off his plans of going for a golden slam, chances are high slim that he’ll make it to Tokyo.
With a steep rise in COVID instances throughout the nation, the Japanese authorities imposed stringent rules for athletes collaborating within the Olympics.
Djokovic reconsidering going to the Olympics after discovering out that there shall be no followers, that there shall be restrictions within the Village, that he may not be capable of watch different sports activities, and… that he may not be capable of journey together with his stringer.
— Reem Abulleil (@ReemAbulleil) July 11, 2021
The world primary additionally talked about the very fact the he may not be capable of journey together with his worker who strings his racquets made him divided over the choice to play in Tokyo.
A closing affirmation from Djokovic’s staff is predicted within the coming few days over the Olympics state of affairs. With quite a lot of gamers withdrawing, it’s a golden alternative for different tennis stars to have their fingers on the gold medal in what may be known as a uncommon alternative.