Shattered By Wimbledon Defeat, Novak Djokovic Uncertain of Rio Participation

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, July 4th, 2016 | 0

An early defeat at the Wimbledon Championships has cast doubts on Novak Djokovic’s participation at the Rio Olympics.

The top-ranked Serb suffered a stunning four-set defeat (7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6) to American nemesis Sam Querrey in the third round at the All England Club, quashing his much-awaited quest of completing a ‘Golden Slam’.

Originally scheduled to partake at the upcoming Games, Djokovic appeared hesitant when interrogated of his chances of making the cut to Rio.

“We’ll see,” he answered. “I have to think about it.”

The 29-year-old further informed that he will be taking some time off tennis after a grueling season that has seen him play as many as 50 matches so far.

“It’s been a very successful year so far, but very long one, exhausting one, in every sense of that word; I just need some rest,” continued Djokovic, who has lost just four matches in 2016.

“Thankfully I have a family and I have a life outside of tennis. I have plenty of things to look forward to. I’m going to obviously pay more attention to those things than tennis in the next period. I need it.”

The Rio Olympics are slated to begin from August 5.




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