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Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Novak Djokovic Is Confirmed for Paris Games, Serbian Olympic Committee Says 

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after a game during his men's singles round of sixteen match against Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo on Court Philippe-Chatrier on day nine of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros Complex in Paris on June 3, 2024. (AFP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after a game during his men's singles round of sixteen match against Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo on Court Philippe-Chatrier on day nine of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros Complex in Paris on June 3, 2024. (AFP)
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Novak Djokovic Is Confirmed for Paris Games, Serbian Olympic Committee Says 

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after a game during his men's singles round of sixteen match against Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo on Court Philippe-Chatrier on day nine of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros Complex in Paris on June 3, 2024. (AFP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after a game during his men's singles round of sixteen match against Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo on Court Philippe-Chatrier on day nine of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros Complex in Paris on June 3, 2024. (AFP)

Novak Djokovic will compete in the upcoming Paris Games, the Serbian Olympic Committee confirmed on Tuesday.

Djokovic had knee surgery after withdrawing from the French Open ahead of the quarterfinals and said he hoped to return to competition “as soon as possible.”

The Serbian committee said in its announcement that Djokovic had confirmed he will play in Paris. It will be his fifth Olympics.

The 37-year-old Djokovic had said surgery on his right knee “went well.”

The tennis events for the Paris Olympics start on July 27 at Roland Garros, the site of the French Open.

It was unclear if Djokovic will be ready to play at Wimbledon, where he has won seven of his 24 Grand Slam titles. That grass-court major begins on July 1.

Djokovic has only won a bronze medal at the Olympics. That came in his first games — Beijing in 2008.



Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Saudi Youth Handball Team Faces Bahrain in Asian Championship after Defeating Hong Kong

Photo by SPA
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Saudi Youth Handball Team Faces Bahrain in Asian Championship after Defeating Hong Kong

Photo by SPA
Photo by SPA

The Saudi youth handball team started their journey in the 18th Asian Youth Handball Championship with a resounding victory. Competing against Hong Kong, the Saudi team emerged triumphant with an impressive scoreline of 45-19.
The match took place on Monday during the second round of Group A, in the preliminary stage of the championship, which is being hosted in Jordan until July 25, 2024, SPA reported.
From the beginning, the Saudi team displayed dominance, leading the first half with a score of 23-7. They continued their commanding performance in the second half, securing a remarkable victory with a 26-goal margin.
In the upcoming match of the third round in Group A, scheduled for tomorrow at 1:45 PM, the Saudi youth handball team will face Bahrain. This encounter will determine the group winner and runner-up.