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Novak Djokovic says Golden Slam in doubt as he’s ‘divided’ on Olympics

Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a backhand against Mateo Berrettini of Italy in the final of the gentlemen's singles during Day Thirteen of The Championships - Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 11, 2021 in London, England.

Djokovic admitted he may not play at the Olympics (Picture: TPN/Getty)

Novak Djokovic admitted he may not be able to complete the ‘Golden Slam’ in 2021 as he remains ‘divided’ over competing at the Olympic Games in Toyko.

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.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates with the trophy after beating Mateo Berrettini of Italy in the final of the gentlemen's singles during Day Thirteen of The Championships - Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 11, 2021 in London, England.

Djokovic won Wimbledon (Picture: TPN/Getty)

‘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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