Winning Medal at Rio Olympics Top Priority, Says Novak Djokovic

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 | 0

Amid an incredible season, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has set his eyes upon a podium finish at the next year’s Rio Olympics. The 28-year-old Serb already has an Olympic medal to his kitty, having won the bronze at the 2008 Beijing games.

“Everybody is looking forward to being part of the Olympic Games. I’m not an exception. I really would love to be part of the Olympic Serbian team,” Djokovic, who made a semi-final appearance in Shaghai last season, was quoted by The National.

“That’s definitely one of the highlights and one of the priorities of the next season, is to try to get a medal for my country. I’m going to do everything I can possibly to achieve that,” a committed Djokovic mentioned further.

Past Record    

Djokovic has always made a mark at the biggest sporting event.

Making his Olympic debut in 2008 in Beijing, he managed to wrap up with a bronze medal. At the 2012 Olympics in London, he was on his way to retain the third position, but was beaten by Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in the bronze medal play-off.

What’s up this week?

Fresh from his title triumph in Beijing last week, Djokovic will start as the clear favourite in Shanghai after his closest rival and defending champion Roger Federer suffered a stunning second-round defeat at the hands of qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas on Tuesday here.



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