Tennis

Djokovic undecided about Olympics

2016-07-01 15:12
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Novak Djokovic (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Novak Djokovic has revealed that he is yet to decide whether he will compete at the Rio Olympic Games.

The event has been hit by a host of withdrawals of world superstars, including top golfers, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy, as well as Basketball stars LeBron James and Stephen Curry.

The tennis world has proved no different, with John Isner and Bernard Tomic also withdrawing from the global spectacle.

"I've been getting more and more information about it," revealed Djokovic, who is attempting to defend his Wimbledon title in London this month.

"For the last few days I've been trying to reach out to as many Brazilian friends and acquaintances that I have, to get as much information as possible.

"When I get more information, I'll be able to make my final decision. But for now, I'm planning to go."

With the world number one already having won two grand slams this year, another at Wimbledon and a gold medal in the singles in Rio would put him in prime position to become the first ATP player to achieve an extremely rare 'calendar golden slam'. Only the legendary Steffi Graf has achieved this feat.

Meanwhile, at the time of writing, Andy Murray will be in Rio to defend his title while Roger Federer will be hoping to secure the one title missing from his large collection.

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