Has Novak Djokovic Won An Olympic Medal?

Published 07/19/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates during his first round match against Britain’s Jack Draper REUTERS/Paul Childs


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the most spoken-about player in recent times. The manner in which he goes about winning tournaments on a regular basis is second to none, and he has already won the first three Grand Slam tournaments this season. 

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As the Olympic Games are around the corner, take a look at Novak Djokovic’s performances at the prestigious event. The Serb has been part of three Olympic Games, and the first was in 2008 when he was seeded No. 3. During the event, he lost to Spain’s Rafael Nadal in the semifinal and met America’s James Blake for the bronze medal match. The Serb won the bronze medal, and it happens to be his only honor at the Olympic Games. 

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Novak Djokovic lost in the opening round in Rio

In 2016, Djokovic was one of the heavy favorites after performing exceedingly well throughout the calendar year. However, he was halted by Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in the first round. While leaving the court, he couldn’t contain his emotions and was teary-eyed. 

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Toby Melville

However, he will be competing in Tokyo soon. After seeing the way he has performed this season, one cannot rule out considering him to go the distance and win his first Olympic gold medal. With the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal missing, he will relish the opportunity. But youngsters like Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev are around to pose a threat to the Serb.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini Pool via REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

In this edition, the conditions and atmosphere will be different. The athletes have been put up in a bubble. As the effects of the global pandemic still loom large, organizers want to keep up the safety measures. The Games begin on July 23 and will end on August 8. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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