Novak Djokovic said Sunday after his victory in the Wimbledon final that he became in doubt if he would play at the Tokyo Olympics, citing the many restrictions athletes will be beneath during the match.
“I’ll must think about it,” he said. “My intention became consistently to switch to the Olympic Games, but trusty now I’m a miniature bit divided. It’s kind of 50-50 due to of what I’ve heard in the final couple days.”
Namely, Djokovic said he became disappointed that spectators received’t be allowed to aid occasions and that key points of his crew, corresponding to the individual that strings his racquets, received’t be allowed to enter Japan due to of limits on what number of of us can accompany an athlete at these Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I also hear that there’s going to be somewhat just a few restrictions within the village and most doubtless you would no longer be ready to gaze other athletes keep dwell,” Djokovic said.
A necessity of prominent players have already pulled out of the Olympic tennis area due to the restrictions or for personal reasons, including Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Denis Shapovalov, Slash Kyrgios and Reilly Opelka, the tip-ranked American man. Roger Federer is on the entry checklist for Switzerland but said after his Wimbledon quarterfinal loss that he hadn’t decided about whether to switch.
Having already received the Australian Initiate, the French Initiate and now Wimbledon, Djokovic’s high remaining goal for the season is to win the U.S. Initiate to turn out to be the first man to win the calendar Astronomical Slam since Rod Laver in 1969.
For Djokovic, who received the bronze medal in singles at the 2008 Games, adding an Olympic gold would even be excessive on his priority checklist. But that call now appears to be like more complicated given his comments Sunday.