Djokovic’s presence at the Paris Olympic Games confirmed by the Serbian Olympic Committee

The world No 1 underwent surgery on a torn medial meniscus two weeks ago in Paris, but has been listed on the Serbian Olympic team

Novak Djokovic, Tokyo Olympics, 2021 Novak Djokovic, Tokyo Olympics, 2021 © Icon SMI / Panoramic

It’s the only big title he lacks and he will try to win it again this year in Paris.

Novak Djokovic looks like he will be present for the Olympic tournament (taking place from July 27 – August 4) after his meniscus operation two weeks ago in the French capital after having to withdraw before his quarter-final against Casper Ruud.

“Novak Djokovic and Dusan Lajovic meet the conditions relating to the ATP ranking and have confirmed their participation in the Olympic Games,” said a statement from the Serbian Olympic Committee.

It is still difficult to know if the world No 1 will also play doubles, or whether he will indeed recover in time to plat. It is clear that the Serb’s progress in his rehabilitation over the next few weeks will be crucial.

It would be the Serb’s fifth participation in the Olympic Games, with a Bronze medal being his best showing.

Djokovic has made no secret of the fact that winning Olympic Gold remains the biggest priority for him and the one big title he has yet to win.

He looks set to miss Wimbledon, as the timeframe for recovery is too small for him, although he has yet to make any formal announcement about this. An official update should come in the coming days.

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