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Novak Djokovic, who recently won his 20th Grand Slam, has said that he will participate in the Tokyo Olympics. Djokovic said after winning his sixth Wimbledon that his chances of participating were fifty-fifty. Now, however, the world number one tennis player has confirmed her participation in the Olympics.
If Djokovic wins the Tokyo Olympics and the US Open, he will become the first and only player ever to complete the ‘Golden Slam’ of tennis. He has captured all three Grand Slams of this year. On the other hand, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams have already announced not to participate in the Olympics.
Serena has won four medals in the Olympics so far
Serena Williams told in a video conference during Wimbledon that she is not participating in the Olympics. However, he did not specify the reason for this. Serena has won four Olympic Games medals for the United States, including gold at the 2012 London Olympics in both singles and doubles. She has won gold in doubles at Sydney in 2000 and Beijing Olympics in 2008. She has won all the gold medals in the doubles category with her elder sister Venus Williams. Serena was eliminated in the third round at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Federer decides to withdraw from Olympics due to knee
Roger Federer has decided not to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to a knee injury. Federer recently shared a post on social media, saying that during Wimbledon he felt knee pain again. Because of which he had to decide to withdraw from Tokyo. “I am disappointed not to participate in the Olympics,” he said.
Federer, the 20-time Grand Slam champion, had to face Hubert Herkaz in the quarter-finals of the recently played Wimbledon.
Nadal won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics
At the same time, 20-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal had announced not to participate in the Olympics and Wimbledon only after losing in the French Open. Nadal won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics.