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Novak Djokovic targets elusive gold medal at Paris Olympics

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Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic stated he’s already trying ahead to subsequent 12 months’s Olympic Games in Paris, as he seeks to win a gold medal that has to this point eluded him in an in any other case glittering profession.

World primary Djokovic received a bronze medal in Beijing 2008 however has been unable to construct on that in 2012, 2016 and 2021. The Serbian stated he hopes to be match and wholesome for subsequent 12 months’s showpiece, by which era he will probably be 37.

The tennis competitors at Paris 2024 will probably be held on the claycourts of Roland Garros the place Djokovic has received two of his 22 Grand Slam titles — in 2016 and 2021.

“I look forward to the Olympics,” Djokovic informed reporters after beating Tallon Griekspoor in Dubai on Wednesday. “I hope I’ll be capable to play wholesome for subsequent 12 months in Paris.

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“It’s going to be played on clay at Roland Garros, so I’m familiar with those grounds. I hope the best Olympic result for me will come there.”

Australian Open champion Djokovic is right into a record-breaking 378th week at primary after surpassing Steffi Graf and stated he was hungry for extra data and success.

“I always try to be very clear with myself what the goals are, what I want from competitive tennis,” Djokovic stated.

“This is the way in which I’ve been introduced up and taught by among the key individuals in my life, together with my mother and father, and among the coaches I had early on.

“This kind of mentality helped me to always be so devoted to the game. I always remind myself it’s the willpower, the desire to succeed that’s an essential ingredient in the whole formula.”