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Tokyo 2020: World No 1 Novak Djokovic confirms he’ll participate at this summer season’s Olympic Video games | Tennis Information

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In a Twitter put up, world No 1 Novak Djokovic confirmed he can be a part of the Serbia squad on the Tokyo Olympics; the 34-year-old’s inclusion comes after various high-profile tennis withdrawals from the Video games

Final Up to date: 15/07/21 10:17pm

Novak Djokovic has confirmed he’ll take part for Serbia on the Tokyo Olympics

Novak Djokovic will compete for Serbia on the Tokyo Olympics this summer season, the world No 1 has confirmed.

The 34-year-old, who gained his sixth Wimbledon males’s singles title on Sunday, revealed the information in a put up on his Twitter account on Thursday.

Within the video put up, Djokovic mentioned: “Can not disappoint my little pal Koujirou. I booked my flight for Tokyo and can proudly be becoming a member of #TeamSerbia for the Olympics.”

Will probably be the Serb’s third Olympics after a fourth-placed end at London 2012, the place he was Serbia’s designated flag-bearer, and Rio 2016 the place he was knocked out within the first spherical by Juan Martin del Potro.

The information of his participation comes after various high-profile tennis stars, together with Roger Federer and Serena Williams, saying they might not participate within the Video games which begin on July 23.

British No 1 Johanna Konta, who additionally missed Wimbledon, pulled out of collaborating in Tokyo earlier this week after she examined optimistic for Covid-19.

Murray named in Staff GB squad after Evans withdrawal

Jamie Murray will replace Dan Evans in Team GB's squad

Jamie Murray will substitute Dan Evans in Staff GB’s squad

In the meantime, Nice Britain’s Dan Evans was additionally compelled to tug out after he too examined optimistic for Covid-19, with Jamie Murray named as his substitute.

Neal Skupski will now group up with Murray, a seven-time Grand Slam doubles champion, after the pair featured collectively throughout final season’s ATP Tour and the 2019 Davis Cup Finals.

“I’m delighted that Jamie can be becoming a member of us on the airplane to Tokyo,” Staff GB tennis group chief Iain Bates informed the LTA web site.

“It’s nice to have an athlete of Jamie’s expertise and calibre as a part of the group and I look ahead to the Video games beginning in simply over per week’s time.”

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