Novak Djokovic Knows 'History Is On The line' At Tokyo Olympics

  • Jul 23, 2021
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Novak Djokovic realizes how close he is. Not simply to making history and turning into the main man to accomplish a Golden Slam by winning every one of the four significant tennis competitions and an Olympic singles gold decoration around the same time. Of course, that is at the forefront of Djokovic's thoughts as he enters the Olympic competition beginning Saturday.

However, the greater finished result would be the consequence of such an accomplishment that is weighing most vigorously on him outperforming Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to be viewed as the best tennis player ever. The objective is incredible to the point that Djokovic would even not like to think about the results.

"I would prefer not to be essential for the discussion. I would prefer not to be contrasted with anyone, the highest level Serb said Thursday. It's as yet an extremely long approach to likely noteworthy accomplishment.

"I realize that there is a ton of things on the line. I know there's a set of experiences on the line. I'm advantaged and inspired to be in this position. I've endeavoured to be here. In any case, we should discuss history if everything goes incredible here," Djokovic added.

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"At this moment all centre goes to the following test." In Serbia, the discussion is as of now finished.



Olympic advisory group head of mission Natasa Jankovic presented Djokovic at the group's news meeting as "the best tennis player ever."

By winning Wimbledon this month, Djokovic coordinated with Federer and Nadal with his twentieth Grand Slam title having opened the year by catching the Australian and French Opens. He is just one of them to have won each Slam twice. He is the main one to hold each of the four significant titles at the same time, something he did over the finish of 2015 and the beginning of 2016.

The solitary tennis player to accomplish a Golden Slam was Steffi Graf in 1988. "I'm not in contact with Steffi, but rather on the off chance that you can interface her, I would be enchanted to ask her how she did it, Djokovic said, reviewing how he momentarily worked with Graf's significant other, Andre Agassi.

"At the point when I was contemplating her (Golden Slam), I didn't imagine that would be feasible. Yet, at this moment it appears to be increasingly more practical for me. Obviously, that is one of the objectives and dreams.

Making matters more clear for Djokovic is that neither Federer nor Nadal are playing in Tokyo. However, that likewise was the situation finally year's U.S. Open, where Djokovic was precluded for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball.

"I have not experienced such a large number of enormous competitions in the previous 15 years without Roger and Rafa playing, Djokovic said. So it's somewhat bizarre, to be straightforward because I'm accustomed to seeing somewhere around one of them."

Djokovic will open against No. 139 Hugo Dellien of Bolivia on the hard courts of the Ariake Tennis Park. A big part of the best 10 men's players is not in Tokyo, with Dominic Thiem, Matteo Berrettini and Denis Shapovalov additionally missing for different reasons.

"Yet at the same time, the absolute best parts on the planet are here," Djokovic said. "(Daniil) Medvedev, (Stefanos) Tsitsipas, (Alexander) Zverev, (Andrey) Rublev. Those are the folks who are in the main 6-7 on the planet and they are the greatest possibility for winning a decoration.

Djokovic had straightforwardly thought to be passing on the Olympics, having won a bronze award at the 2008 Beijing Games. Eventually, his longing to address Serbia and accomplish something exceptional was excessively incredible.

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"It's the most uncommon, most memorable game throughout the entire existence of the game," Djokovic said of the Olympics.

"Addressing your nation, being essential for an aggregate group is something that I treasure. It's something that empowers me actually and gives me a ton of certainty and extraordinary energy for my very own presentation.

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