The Golden Slam is on! Novak Djokovic just announced on social media that he has just book his flight to Tokyo.
The Serb is out to set history and become the first man to ever win the Golden Slam. Djokovic has already won the first three Slams of 2021 — the first man to do that since Rod Laver in 1969 — and now he’s 13 match wins away from completing the sweep.
Following Wimbledon, Djokovic wasn’t sure if he was going to go, calling the decision “50/50”. But, that has changed.
“Cannot disappoint my little friend Koujirou. I booked my flight for Tokyo and will proudly be joining #TeamSerbia for the Olympics,” he posted on twitter.
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) July 15, 2021
Seeking his first gold, Djokovic will be the top seed followed by Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev.
Djokovic and 2-time defending gold medalist Andy Murray are the only former players to have won medals in singles. Djokovic won the bronze in Beijing in 2008 when he beat James Blake.
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