Novak Djokovic has published a message on his social networks where he commented on his feelings after the Tokyo Olympics: “It was a real privilege to represent Serbia at the Olympics. Thank you Tokyo 2020 and everyone who helped us unite for the magic of sport. ” Which qualifies it as “an incredible experience that I will never forget.”
The tennis player also wanted to remember his compatriots: “Good luck to all Serbian athletes who are still competing for a medal”, and he is already thinking about the Olympics in three years: “I know in my heart that I gave it my all to fight for a medal, and I’m looking forward to coming back stronger in Paris 2024.”
It was a true privilege to represent #SERB at the Olympics. Thank you #Tokyo2020 and everyone that helped us come together for the magic of sport. I know in my heart I gave it everything to fight for a medal, and I’m looking forward to coming back stronger at #Paris2024. #tennis pic.twitter.com/6cCpJh4uTK
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) August 4, 2021
The passage of number one in the world through the Games has been a nightmare. He arrived in order to win the Golden Slam and give a medal to his country, but he left empty-handed and involved in controversy. First, because of some controversial statements about the decision of Simone Biles of withdrawing from the Games due to mental health problems: “The pressure is a privilege, my friend. Without pressure there is no professional sport. If your goal is to be at the top of your sport, the best thing is that you start learning to deal with pressure and difficult moments, both on the track and off it ”.
In the semifinals against the German Alexander Zverev, Djokovic became frustrated after losing several consecutive games and started yelling at the stands. The Serbian lost the match and the option to qualify for Olympic gold.
In the fight for bronze in the confrontation with Pablo Carreño, the Serbian also lost the papers. After a missed chance, he threw the racket into the stands and when he was losing 3-0, he ended up destroying another after hitting it with a net post. Finally, the bronze was taken by the Spanish tennis player.
It also decided give up mixed double that he played with Nina Stojanovic claiming a left shoulder injury. Automatically, the Australian couple took bronze Barty and Peers.
The winner of the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon has his next appointment on the calendar on August 30 to play the US Open, where you will choose your 21 Grand Slam and the United States quarter.