Novak Djokovic, the Wimbledon champion, has announced that he would compete in the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Djokovic, who won his record-tying 20th men’s Grand Slam championship last weekend, had stated he was “50-50” considering participating. The 34-year-old, on the other hand, announced on Twitter on Thursday that he will be “proudly” joining Team Serbia for the Games in eight days. “I booked my trip to Tokyo,” he continued. After regaining his Wimbledon title, Djokovic stated he was uncertain about competing in the Tokyo Olympics after it was revealed that fans would not be permitted to attend due to a surge in coronavirus infections. The world number one won his third championship of the year a week ago at the All England Club, and is currently on track to clinch tennis’ ‘Golden Slam.’ To become the first male player to accomplish the feat, he must win gold at the Tokyo Olympics and win the US Open singles championship in September. Steffi Graf of Germany is the only player to complete a ‘Golden Slam,’ which she did in 1988. Johanna Konta and Dan Evans, the British number ones, withdrew from the Games earlier this week due to positive Covid-19 tests, while Roger Federer, the Swiss superstar, and three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber also withdrew. Alex de Minaur, the world number 17 from Australia, has also tested positive for Covid-19 and has withdrew as a result. On July 24, the tennis event at the Olympic Games will begin.