Novak Djokovic Has His Eye on Carrying Flag in Olympic Opening Ceremony

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Novak Djokovic Has His Eye on Carrying Flag in Olympic Opening Ceremony

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain in the men's final of the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne, Monday, January, 30, 2012. Djokovic won in 5 sets. EPA/DAVID CROSLING  |

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In keeping with his position as national hero, Novak Djokovic is set to carry the Serbian flag in the opening ceremony of this year’s Olympic Games in London.

Although the world no.1 and winner of four of the last five major singles contested, Djokovic opted against representing Serbia in the Davis Cup last weekend and admits it is debatable whether he will return to the team this year.

So it seems only a formality that he should be named standard bearer in London and he told Serbian news agency Tanjug: “The whole sporting world is focused on the next Olympics right now and in particular on the opening ceremony.

“It would be an honor and an immense pleasure to carry the flag for my country on this occasion. This is the competition with the longest history and also the most important sporting event.

“Together with all my Serbia team-mates, I will be trying to win a medal in my sport. In life, everything is possible. I have seen that in my life in the last year and a half. I don’t want to seem arrogant but at this moment, there is no reason to be anything other than positive.”

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