Announced star of these 2021 Olympic Games, Novak Djokovic is preparing in a relaxed manner: the Serbian was photographed doing the splits in the company of Belgian gymnasts on Friday at the Olympic village.
Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt now retired, Novak Djokovic is perhaps the biggest star of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. but it’s not really his type: the Serbian prefers the clown, as he once again demonstrated in the Olympic village, stopping to do exercises with two Belgian gymnasts, who immortalized the moment on social networks .
“When Novak Djokovic asks you for a photo, you can’t refuse,” Nina Derwael simply captioned below her photo. On this one, we see her in the company of her compatriot Maellyse Brassart making a big gap, all smiles, arms outstretched. Next to them, Djokovic, no slouch, stands in the same position, hilarious. The number will not surprise anyone: the world No. 1 is known for his flexibility on a tennis court.
In search of the “Golden Slam”
It is still time to relax: for now, the Serbian appears in many pictures of residents of the Olympic Village, who all want to have their selfies as a souvenir. He is even sometimes photographed without his knowledge, in particular by the Brazilian gymnast Filipa Martins, who crossed him in thongs in the canteen. Djokovic only made his entry into the Olympic tournament on Saturday, at 10 a.m., against the modest Bolivian Hugo Dellien, 139th player in the world.
Already winner of the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon this year, he is in search of the “Golden Slam”, the golden “Grand Slam”: victory in the five major titles over a calendar year, with the Olympics and the US Open as a bonus. To accomplish his goal, he even formalized his package for the Toronto tournament on Friday night. His eyes are therefore riveted on the Olympic final on Sunday August 1.