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Djokovic decides his position on participating in the 2024 Paris Olympics


On Tuesday, the Serbian Olympic Committee confirmed the participation of a star tennis World champion Novak Djokovic at the Olympic Games scheduled in the French capital, Paris, in 2024.

The Serbian Olympic Committee said on its official website, “Novak Djokovic and Dusan Lajovic have fulfilled the conditions according to the classification of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATB) and have confirmed their participation in the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics.”

Novak Djokovic is officially participating in the 2024 Paris Olympics

The confirmation of the 37-year-old Djokovic’s participation in the Olympic Games, in which he won only a bronze in 2008, his first of four participation, comes despite him undergoing surgery on his right knee to treat an injury he suffered in the French Open, the second of the four major tournaments.

The holder of the 24-time major championship title was forced to withdraw before his quarter-final match against Norwegian Casper after the examination he underwent revealed a tear in the medial meniscus in his right knee.

On the sixth of this month, he posted on his personal social media accounts, “I am still in the process of treating everything, but I am happy to inform you that the surgery went well.”

He did not mention whether he was able to participate in the Wimbledon Championships, which begins on July 1; But he added, “I will do my best to be healthy and ready to return to the field as soon as possible.”

He added: “My love for this sport is strong and the desire to compete at the highest level is what motivates me to continue.”

Djoko withdrew from the French Open after winning a five-set match over Argentine Francisco Cerundolo, and continued to blame the “slippery” courts of Roland Garros for exacerbating the problem.

Novak Djokovic Serbian tennis star

Djokovic’s withdrawal paved the way for Jannik Sinner to become the first Italian player to top the ATP rankings, while the Serbian fell to third place after Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz also preceded him.

Djokovic previously confirmed that he would give priority to the Olympic Games in Paris this summer in light of his quest for singles gold, which puts his participation in Wimbledon in doubt.

“The Paris Olympics are very important. The Olympics have always been a priority for me,” he said last April, before competing in the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 tournament.



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