"Not one injury, more than one" reveals Novak Djokovic after his Olympics end
The Serbian has had a schoking end to the Tokyo Olympic Games that saw him miss out on any kind of medal. Today was he was set to contest two but he only contested one. He lost to Carreno Busta missing out on the singles bronze before withdrawil prior to the mixed doubles bronze match. Talking to media later he said:
“I am dealing with injuries. Not one, more than one. I hope that it won’t stop me from going to the US Open, which is my next big goal.
Asked if he regretted coming to Tokyo he said:
“I do not regret coming or giving my all; how can I have regrets, it is normal when you are at the Olympic Games representing your country. Unfortunately, for the third time at the Olympics, I am losing in the semi-finals. I won the medal only once. I mean, ’only’, a medal is a medal, but for my standards and expectations and wishes, not an ideal outcome“.
He also touched upon apologizing to fans in Serbia who expected a medal from him saying:
“I apologise to all the fans in Serbia who I have disappointed. I know everyone expected a medal, I did too. I feel bad for Nina because we did not fight for a medal in mixed, but my body said ’enough'.
He also spoke about his Olympics quest revealing he will compete in Paris if all things go well:
“Three years… Not that far, but on the other hand it is, since I do not have 25 years anymore. I do not see the finish line of my career. Olympics, Davis Cup, ATP Cup, and the Grand Slams, those are the tournaments that inspire me the most to go on. It is a privilege to play for Serbia, I want to play in Paris. If I am there, I hope to win a medal“.