Novak Djokovic Australian Open 2021

Novak Djokovic targeting Tokyo Olympics gold: ‘It is one of the dreams’

Novak Djokovic says it remains a ‘dream’ of his to win an Olympic gold medal, and he hopes it can happen in Tokyo this year.

Despite winning just about everything else in tennis, the Serbian star is yet to win Olympic gold.

The closest he managed to get was at the Beijing games in 2008, when he won bronze after being defeated by Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals.

However, with the re-scheduled Tokyo games on the horizon, Djokovic has reiterated his Olympic ambitions.

“It is one of the dreams, of course,” Novak Djokovic said. “I don’t want to be ungrateful for winning bronze because that was also good success.

“I played semis in London and lost there, for third place, as well.

“I always find extra motivation to perform at my best when I’m representing the country and, especially at the Olympic games as we all know it’s the most historical sports event.”

Djokovic has enjoyed success with Serbia before, winning both the Davis Cup and ATP Cup while representing his country.

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