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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 | Djokovic: “A tournament without Nadal and Federer will be strange”

The one from Belgrade said he’s “used to seeing at least one of them” in the championships in which he has participated in recent years, but that will focus the games “day to day” and focusing on his next opponent.

Djokovic noted that “it is a long time ago” that he won his only Olympic medal, the bronze in Beijing 2008, and was confident that his performance this year, in which he won the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon (joining the select group of tennis players men who have won 20 Grand Slam in his career, consisting of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal) help him “put on another great performance.”

The number one in the world stated that, although he mainly carries out his professional career alone, being part of the Olympic team gives him “wings to perform in the highest way” Y “take energy” of experience to apply it to your own performance. “The Olympic experience is a unique experience”said the tennis player. “It is different from individual matches”, but that he considers these Games “like a normal tournament”, aware that “many people expect the best of me and have high expectations that I will have the best possible results.”

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Djokovic was very vehement when the organizers announced that there would be no spectators in the vast majority of stadiums and his participation in Tokyo 2020 was doubtful until the last moment. “Having played in three Games and experiencing what they are like normally, with the crowd, the support, the vibes … Without the key element of any sport, especially the Games, it is different, but still it is an Olympic Games”he explained.

“I had doubts, but in the end I decided to come and I’m happy”

The Serbian admitted that he initially considered not going to the Olympics although he found incentives to be clear about the decision: “For me there are many things that are beautiful about the Games and I am trying to focus on them to inspire my game.”added the player, who acknowledged that he feels the energy of the public a lot, “whether positive or negative”, and that it is “one of the great reasons why I have continued to play at a professional level for so many years.”

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