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Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2021

‘I wouldn’t put pressure on Djokovic to go for gold’, says top analyst

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Tennis analyst Alex Corretja believes Novak Djokovic is favourite to win gold at Tokyo Olympics but wouldn’t put too pressure on him after a great 2021.

The world number one won his 20th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon earlier this month, equalling Roger Federer and Nadal on the all-time Major list..

Djokovic is bidding to win Olympic Gold and US Open to become the first man to win all five Major titles in the same year – having already won Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon in 2021.

“Djokovic is the top favourite and we will all agree with that. Due to the fact that it is not the best of five sets, that opens the range a bit to a series of tennis players such as Daniil Medvedev or Alexander Zverev, who have also shown that they can do very well in these types of tournaments.” Corretja said.

“If he has made the decision to go, it is because he has enough energy to do so. If Novak has decided to go, it is because he feels it in his heart. I don’t think I need to prove anything. He is number 1 in the world, he has 20 Grand Slams, the tennis player with the most weeks as number 1 … if he is at 100% he will have great opportunities.”

“I wouldn’t put too much pressure on him to go for the gold, I wouldn’t be disappointed if it was him and I didn’t win it. I don’t think I should feel more pressure than the rest.” he added.


Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2021
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