Novak Djokovic's shock confession in Wimbledon press conference

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Novak Djokovic, pictured here speaking to the media after winning Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic has admitted he's unsure about competing at the Tokyo Olympics. Image: Getty

Novak Djokovic has made the staggering admission that he's not sure whether or not he'll go to the Tokyo Olympics.

The World No.1 won his 20th grand slam title on Sunday, beating Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon final to equal the all-time men's record held by Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal.

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After winning the Australian and French Opens earlier this year, Djokovic is now three-fifths of the way to completing an incredible 'Golden Slam'.

Only Steffi Graf has won all four majors and an Olympic singles gold medal in a calendar year.

But despite the chance to become the first male player in history to achieve the incredible feat, Djokovic has raised huge doubts about his participation in Tokyo.

Speaking in his post-match press conference on Sunday, the World No.1 said he is "50-50" following a ban on fans and restrictions on the number of people he can take to the Games.

He had previously been vocal about trying to become the first man to win all four slams and Olympic tennis gold in the same year.

But he appeared unsure about a Games tilt after Olympic organisers last week barred spectators from Tokyo venues as a surge in Covid-19 cases forced Japan to declare a state of emergency in the capital city that will last throughout the multi-sport event which starts on July 23.

"I'll have to think about it," Djokovic said after winning his sixth Wimbledon title.

"My plan was always to go to Olympic Games.

"But right now I'm a little bit divided. It's kind of 50-50 because of what I heard in the last couple days."

Novak Djokovic, pictured here with his team after winning Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic with his team - coach Goran Ivanisevic (top L), Edoardo Artaldi (bottom R), and Ulises Badio after winning Wimbledon. (Photo by AELTC/BOB MARTIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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Considering this is the first time in his career that Djokovic has won the season's opening three majors, he may never get another opportunity to complete the 'Golden Slam' if he opts out of the Games.

Some of the sport's biggest names, including Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios, Serena Williams and Simona Halep have already announced their decision to skip the Games, which has been delayed by a year due to the pandemic.

Djokovic said he was "really disappointed" to hear that the events in Tokyo will be played without any spectators present.

"I also hear that there's going to be a lot of restrictions within the (Games) village," he said.

"Possibly you would not be able to see other athletes perform live.

"I can't even have my stringer, that is very important part of my team.

"I'm limited with the amount of people I can take in my team as well."

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