“Will Try to Keep Going For Olympics in Paris”: Novak Djokovic Sends Positive Message After Olympics Defeat

Published 07/31/2021, 7:29 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Round 2 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 26, 2021. Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his second round match against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany REUTERS/Mike Segar


World No.1 Novak Djokovic recently lost to Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. After that, he withdrew from the mixed doubles match as well due to a shoulder injury and thus, his Olympic Games’ campaign came to an end. Interestingly, the Serbian legend will be going home without winning any medal.

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In a recent interview, Novak Djokovic revealed that he doesn’t regret coming to the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Even though he suffered some shocking defeats there, he believes that those will only make him a stronger player.

“I don’t regret coming to Olympics at all. I believe that there are no coincidences in life, everything happens for a reason. I had some heartbreaking losses at Olympics and big tournaments, and I know that those losses have usually made me stronger,” said Djokovic in the interview.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Semifinal – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 30, 2021. Novak Djokovic of Serbia walks off after losing his semifinal match against Alexander Zverev of Germany. REUTERS/Mike Segar

However, Djoker highlighted that he regrets not winning a medal for his nation. He stated that his level of tennis dropped in the last two days due to physical and mental exhaustion.

“[I] do have regret for not winning a medal for my country, both in singles and mixed. I just didn’t deliver yesterday and today. The level of tennis dropped, also due to exhaustion mentally and physically,” added the World No.1 player.

Nole has been playing professional tennis continuously for the past two months now- right from the start of the French Open 2021. He hasn’t got enough rest and thus, it is evident that he wasn’t able to play with the same energy.

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“Know that I will bounce”- Novak Djokovic

Even though Djokovic suffered two back-to-back losses at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, he feels that he’ll be able to bounce back. He claimed that if he’ll be fit, he’ll even play at the Paris Olympics 2024 and will try to win a medal for his country. He also apologized to all his fans as he failed to win a medal in Tokyo.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Round 2 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 26, 2021. Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his second-round match against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany REUTERS/Mike Segar

“I know that I will bounce, I will try to keep going for Olympics in Paris, to try to win a medal for my country. I am sorry I disappointed lit of fans in Serbia, but that’s sport, I gave it all, whatever I had left in the tank, which was not so much,” concluded the Serbian legend.

Novak Djokovic still has the chance of winning the Calendar Slam if he succeeds at the US Open 2021. Fans still have huge expectations from him and want him to make a phenomenal comeback on the court. Will Djokovic be able to finish the year as the World No.1 player?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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