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Many tennis stars have withdrawn from the Olympics being held in Japan’s capital Tokyo amid Corona. Last month, Spain’s Rafael Nadal withdrew. Now Switzerland’s star Roger Federer has also decided not to play in the Olympics.
At the same time, the suspense remains on the playing of Serbia’s world number-1 Novak Djokovic. Nadal, Federer and Djokovic are tied for the most 20 Grand Slam titles each.
no fans entry in olympics
It is not too late for the Tokyo Olympics. These games will be played from 23 July to 8 August. Emergency is in force in Tokyo due to Corona and there is also a ban on the arrival of fans in the stadium. This is why Djokovic is hesitant to travel to Tokyo. While Nadal and Federer have taken rest due to injuries.
Proud to represent Switzerland in Olympics: Federer
Federer said on Tuesday that during the grass court season (Wimbledon 2021), I realized that my knee injury was giving problems. That is why I have decided to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics. It has always been a matter of pride for me to play the Olympics and represent Switzerland. I am always ready for this. For the time being, this is not possible due to injury.
Djokovic can’t decide to play in Olympics
Recently, Djokovic won the Wimbledon title for the sixth time. After winning the final, he said that I have always wanted to play in the Olympics, but the current situation is not favorable. Looking at what I am hearing, I am not able to decide anything. I have to think over it. Due to strict restrictions, only limited staff is allowed to be carried. There is no entry of fans either. In such a situation, Djokovic expressed his disappointment.
Nadal did not play Wimbledon, also withdrew from Olympics
At the same time, Rafael Nadal did not even play Wimbledon. He had also decided not to play the Tokyo Olympics along with this grass court tournament. Nadal was knocked out in the semi-finals at the Grand Slam French Open. He was defeated by world No. 1 men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-2.
After the loss, Nadal said that there was only two weeks between the French Open and Wimbledon. During this time it is not easy to rest my body and play again. A restful rest is always a must, especially after playing the clay court season. I have taken the decision not to play in the Olympics and Wimbledon to prolong my career. I keep doing what makes me happy. At this age, I have to take some tough decisions so that I can prolong my career. Also, I can give my best in big matches.