Roger Federer Not Certain For Olympics, Novak Djokovic Planning To Go

by Staff | May 31st, 2021, 8:55 pm
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Add Roger Federer’s name the growing list of those players uncertain about attending the 2021 summer games in Tokyo this late July.

Former gold medalists Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are both uncertain, Novak Djokovic is planning to go while, who has never won gold in singles, won’t commit right now.

“I don’t know, I feel two ways. I would love to play,” Federer said of attending Tokyo. “I wish things were better around the world that we wouldn’t even have to debate the thought of is it going to happen, am I going to play or not. My wish and hope and dream is that I can play it. But it needs to make sense for me, my team, my family, my country.

“I’m still waiting to see how things are going to develop the next couple of weeks and month.”

Djokovic, who met the press in Paris for the first time today, is excited to play, but that could change if fans cannot attend.

“I’m planning to play Olympic Games for now,” Djokovic said. “As I heard, there’s going to be some crowd, local crowd from Japan only. As I understand, 20%, 30% of the capacity.

“If they change something, if there’s not going to be any crowd, then I’ll consider if I want to go or not. Right now I am planning to go, and I’m very excited about that.”

The Olympic tennis event begins in Tokyo on July 24.

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