Djokovic has won the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon already this season and could become the first man in history to win all four majors and Olympic Gold.
But despite putting himself in a strong position to complete the Golden Slam – which has only previously been achieved by Steffi Graf – Djokovic admitted he was ’50/50′ to travel to play in Japan amid strict restrictions on athletes and no supporters being allowed into the stadiums.
‘hat’s not a great news. I received that news yesterday or two days ago. That was really disappointing to hear,’ said Djokovic after his four sets win over Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon final.
‘I also hear that there’s going to be a lot of restrictions within the Village. Possibly you would not be able to see other athletes perform live.
‘I can’t even have my stringer that is very important part of my team. I can’t have a stringer. I’m limited with the amount of people I can take in my team as well.
‘I’ll have to think about it. Right now, as I said, my plan was always to go to Olympic Games. But right now I’m a little bit divided.
‘It’s kind of 50/50 because of what I heard in the last couple days.’
Djokovic wouldn’t be the only high-profile name in tennis to withdraw.
Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrgios have already pulled out.
Roger Federer and two-time singles gold medalist Andy Murray are, however, currently still scheduled to play.
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