Serbia confirms Novak Djokovic’s participation in Paris Olympics

Novak Djokovic will be playing in the Olympics (Getty Images)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

Another top dog just formalized his entry in the lawn tennis event of the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.

On June 20, 2024, the Serbian Olympic Committee announced the formal participation of Novak Djokovic in their national tennis team that is set to fly to Paris for the Olympics.

Initially, Djokovic’s status for the Olympics was uncertain after going under the knife to fix his torn meniscus injury in his knee.

However, reports confirmed that Djokovic will be more than ready next month, as the Olympics will kick off this July 27, 2024.

Djokovic had to withdraw from the French Open to get his knee fixed and was supposed to face Casper Ruud in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros.

A day after his grueling five-set victory over Francisco Cerundolo of Argentina in the fourth round of the tournament, Djokovic and his then released their official statement regarding their withdrawal.

Djokovic was eager to extend his men’s tennis record for the most Grand Slams won and was gunning for his 25th major title.

With the recent unfortunate turn of events regarding his health, he had to give up that chase and make sure his body would be ready for the remaining six months of the 2024 playing calendar.

Before the Olympics, the 2024 edition of Wimbledon will take place, and Djokovic’s entry in the Grand Slam tournament is also yet to be determined.

According to a report by Forbes, Djokovic is expected to miss the grandest grass court tournament of the sport and will shift his focus to the Olympics.