Novak Djokovic is ready to make history. The Olympics are the only real trophy missing from his immense bulletin board and as the Serbian knows by now, you cannot escape his destiny: in the event of a victory in the Olympics and US Open, the Serbian champion has the great chance of winning the Golden Slam succeeding in an epic feat to say the least. Already busy in Tokyo, the Serbian champion spoke at a press conference expressing his feelings about the Olympic Games and his thoughts on the possibility of winning the Golden Slam. The number one in the world made the following statements: “Being part of a team and representing your country is something I really appreciate, something that gives me a lot of energy. It is true that I am alone on the pitch but outside I feel the team spirit and the support of all my teammates and all those who support Serbia. This gives you wings to play at your highest level. Physically I’m fine and I’m ready to give my best, this is my best season at the Grand Slam level and at the same time it didn’t give me a great preparation for the Olympic Games. Hope to have another great tournament here. The burden of making history? There is still a long way to go, I know I am in a very good position but I focus exclusively on the next challenge. I have to face things in this way, I know that there are many things at stake, indeed history is at stake.”
Frances Tiafoe talks about Novak Djokovic
Frances Tiafoe recently heaped praise on Novak Djokovic, saying the Serb’s attempt to win the Calendar Golden Slam this year is “something extremely crazy.” At the same time, though, Tiafoe also expressed his desire to be the one to stop Djokovic from creating history. “He’s a straight pro,” Tiafoe said. “His process every day is crazy. I’m not surprised he’s playing. He’s trying to achieve something extremely crazy this year, and obviously I hope I can be a guy to stop him. I love seeing greatness and if I can stop it, that would be cool. We’ll see. I don’t mind the matchup against him.” Tiafoe, who gave Djokovic a tough time at the Australian Open earlier this year, said he prefers facing the 20-time Major champion in the shorter format. “I like playing Novak in 2-out-of-3 than 3-out-of-5,” Tiafoe said.