Djokovic aims for gold at Paris Olympics

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action in the final match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in the men’s singles final of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia on January 29, 2023. (Loren Elliott/Reuters)

Novak Djokovic said he is already looking forward to next year’s Olympics in Paris as he tries to win the gold medal that has so far eluded him during his illustrious career.

World number one Djokovic won a bronze medal in Beijing in 2008 but failed to stack it up in 2012, 2016 and 2021. The Serb will turn 37 ahead of next year’s show He said he wanted to stay fit and healthy.

The tennis competition at Paris 2024 will take place on the clay courts of Roland Garros, where Djokovic has won two of his 22 Grand Slam titles (2016 and 2021).

“I’m looking forward to the Olympics,” Djokovic told reporters after beating Taron Greekspool in Dubai on Wednesday.

“At Roland Garros, it is on clay, so I know the ground very well.

Australian Open champion Djokovic has overtaken Steffi Graf for a record-breaking 378 weeks at the top and said he was hungry for more records and success.

“I always try to be clear about what my goals are and what I want from competitive tennis,” Djokovic said.

“This is how I was raised and taught by important people in my life, including my parents, and some of the coaches I had early on.

“This kind of mentality has always kept me focused on the game. I am telling the