2021 Australian Open: Day 14
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 21: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates a point in his Men’s Singles Final match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia during day 14 of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 21, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic has confirmed his participation in the Tokyo Summer Olympics, setting the stage for a charge at the tennis 'Golden Slam'.

The World No.1 took to Twitter to announce he'll take part in the games.

"I booked my flight for Tokyo and will proudly be joining #TeamSerbia for the Olympics," Djokovic tweeted.

In Serbian, he continued, sharing his love and pride for his home country.

"With much pride I'm packing for Tokyo and joining our national team in the fight for the brightest medals at the Olympic arenas.

"For me playing for Serbia was always a special joy and motivation and I will give my best to make us all happy. Let's go."

Djokovic has the chance to add to his 'Golden Slam' hopes, by winning a gold medal in Tokyo.

He needs to win a gold medal, and claim his fourth US Open win if he is to win the slam, having already won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon.

Including doubles and wheelchair, 23 different players have claimed a 'Golden Slam', but only one has done it in a single calendar year, Steffi Graff in 1988

The Serbian star would become just the fifth person to achieve this in singles competition, and just the second (first male) to do so in a single calendar year.

Djokovic adding his name to the Olympics, is a huge boost to the event, with several big names missing, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.

His Olympic history includes a bronze medal at Beijing in 2008.