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‘I do not see the finish line of my career’ – Novak Djokovic targets 2024 Olympics

Novak Djokovic has expressed his desire to compete and win a medal at the 2024 Olympics after his disappointment at the Tokyo Games.

The world number one revealed he does “not see the finish line” of his career and identified the Olympics as an event that inspires him to continue playing.

The 34-year-old was defeated by Pablo Carreno Busta in the bronze medal match in the men’s singles event in Tokyo, after falling to Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals.

Djokovic then withdrew from the mixed doubles bronze medal match – after he and his partner Nina Stojanovic lost to the Russian pair of Aslan Karatsev and Elena Vesnina in the last four.

“Three years [until the 2024 Games] – not that far, but on the other hand it is, since I do not have 25 years anymore. I do not see the finish line of my career,” the Serbian said in a press conference.

“Olympics, Davis Cup, ATP Cup, and the Grand Slams, those are the tournaments that inspire me the most to go on. It is a privilege to play for Serbia, I want to play in Paris. If I am there, I hope to win a medal.”

The Paris 2024 Olympics would be Djokovic’s fifth Games appearance. He has won one medal – bronze in singles on his debut at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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