Novak Djokovic confirms intention to play at Olympics, saying: ‘I will approach it like any other event’

Novak Djokovic with hand on heart

Novak DJokovic has confirmed he plans on going to the Olympics this year, declaring: ‘It is time to win another medal’.

Djokovic finished third in the Olympic men’s singles in Beijing in 2008, but has generally given the competition a wide berth due to the scheduling problems it presents.

However, like rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the prospect of it being perhaps his last chance to play in the competition appears to have motivated Djokovic to sign-up for Tokyo.

“I had the honour to win the bronze medal for Serbia in Beijing in 2008, and I feel that the moment has come to win another one,” Djokovic told the Serbian press.

“I will give my best to prepare and be at my top level for the Olympics and grand slam tournaments.”

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“I will approach the Olympic games like any other tournament because I see this is as the best way to be in a position to fight for one of the medals.

“On the other hand, I look forward to experiencing what no other tournament can bring – the Olympic atmosphere in the village.”

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