But with the Olympics only a few weeks away, Djokovic has yet to make a decision on representing Serbia. Speaking to the media on Sunday, Djokovic was blunt when asked about his Olympic plans. He stated point-blank that he’s “50-50” due to what he’s heard.
“It’s about 50-50 because of what I’ve heard in the last couple of days,” Djokovic said.
Djokovic is no doubt referring to the spike in COVID-19 cases in Tokyo that have sent the Olympic host city into a state of emergency. The city has already announced that fans will not be in attendance for the games, which open later this month.
Djokovic unsure about going to the Olympics: "It's about 50-50 because of what I've heard in the last couple of days."
— Mike Dickson (@Mike_Dickson_DM) July 11, 2021
Novak Djokovic qualified for the Olympics with 12,113 ATP Points, more than any other player. He had nearly 2,000 points more than No. 2 Daniil Medvedev.
Djokovic made his Olympic debut in Beijing in 2008, winning a bronze medal for Serbia. He failed to medal at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic tournaments though.
At age 34, Djokovic will be hard-pressed to get more than one more crack at Olympic gold after this year’s games. Needless to say, the decision must be a lot harder for him than it may appear.
Will Novak Djokovic make the trip to Tokyo for the Olympics? Should he?