Novak Djokovic has his say on Olympic issue after Simone Biles withdrawal

Novak Djokovic has given his opinion after the withdrawal of Simone Biles from her gymnastics event in the Olympic games in Tokyo.

The tennis World No. 1 and Serbian player was asked how he deals with the pressure of attempting to create history eyeing a Golden Slam. Speaking on the issue, he says: (h/t Yahoo)

“Without pressure there is no professional sport. If you are aiming to be at the top of the game you better start learning how to deal with pressure and how to cope with those moments — on the court but also off the court.”

“All that buzz and all that noise is the thing that, I can’t say I don’t see it or I don’t hear it, of course it’s there, but I’ve learned, I’ve developed the mechanism how to deal with it in such a way that it will not impose destruction to me. It will not wear me down.”

Djokovic will now face Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals of the tennis tournament at Tokyo 2020. The only player to complete the Golden Slam was Steffi Graf in 1988.

Earlier, Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open and Wimbledon after she cited mental health issues as a factor. She was fined for not attending the post-match presser at Roland Garros. The move was widely debated in the sporting world.

Who can stop Novak Djokovic from creating history?

Novak Djokovic is on a 22-match streak after his wins at the French Open and Wimbledon. He is only two wins away from winning his first ever Gold medal in his career. Djokovic has not dropped a set as he marched to the semi-finals.

With the US Open, his biggest threat Rafael Nadal withdrew from Wimbledon and the Olympics to focus on the hardcourt season. He will return at Toronto and will gear up for the US Open at Flushing Meadows.

Novak Djokovic reacts after beating Rafael Nadal at the French Open 2021 (Credits: Roland Garros Twitter)
Novak Djokovic reacts after beating Rafael Nadal at the French Open 2021 (Credits: Roland Garros Twitter)

It seems almost impossible to predict who will stop Djokovic in 2021, considering he has won almost everything on offer this season. At 34, there is no slowing down for the World No. 1.

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