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Novak Djokovic has admitted that competing at Wimbledon will impact his preparation for the Olympics.

The Serb is set to be battling out for a gold medal in a few weeks but has raced to be fit to play at SW19 next week, despite the competition potentially impact his road to recovery following knee surgery.

He explained: “37 years old, you want to maybe have less risk and prepare yourself for Olympic Games. So from that perspective, I don’t have an answer to that, but I do have something that is described as a feeling of not missing out at a Grand Slam while I can still play and while I’m still active and at this level.

“I wouldn’t call it a fear of missing out. I would just say it’s this incredible desire to play, just to compete. Particularly because it is Wimbledon, the tournament that always has been a dream tournament for me when I was a kid. I always dreamed of playing Wimbledon. Just the thought of me missing Wimbledon was just not correct. I didn’t want to deal with that.”

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