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Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic lands in Tokyo, B Sai Praneeth clicks selfie with him

Novak Djokovic of Serbia would be one of the top contenders to win the gold in tennis at the Tokyo Olympics, as he eyes the Golden Slam. Meanwhile, he has landed in Tokyo while he got a selfie clicked with Indian badminton star B Sai Praneeth.

Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic lands in Tokyo, B Sai Praneeth clicks selfie with him-ayh
Tokyo, First Published Jul 22, 2021, 2:04 PM IST
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Reigning world number one men's tennis star and modern-day great, Novak Djokovic of Serbia has travelled to the land of the rising sun, as he touched down Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, starting Friday. He will be competing in men's singles and is a top contender to win the gold medal.

Although he would have competitions from Russia's Danil Medvedev and Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas, he is expected to edge past, with the momentum on the Serbian's side. Also, having already won three Grand Slams this year, he would be eyeing the gold in a bid for the Golden Slam, provided he wins the upcoming US Open as well. If he does so, he will become the first male player in tennis history to do a Calendar Golden Slam, with the other being Germany's Steffi Graff.

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Meanwhile, as he landed in Tokyo on Wednesday, he shared a picture of him on social media, captioned, "Honored to play for my people and my country at the @olympics! 🙏🏼🙌🏼 Wheels up, see you in Tokyo ✈️🇯🇵🇷🇸 @oksrbije #Tokyo2020 #TeamSerbia #Idemooo".


A post shared by Novak Djokovic (@djokernole)

As he was the centre of attention following his arrival, Indian badminton star B Sai Praneeth caught up with him and clicked a selfie. It was captioned, "Pic of the day @DjokerNole".

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