In the morning Rafael Nadal, In the evening Dominic TimThe Tokyo Olympics this Thursday lost two of the men’s circuit’s biggest stars, as the Austrian joined the Spaniard in the list of dropouts to focus on the two yet to be played Grand Slam tournaments.
“After speaking to my team and analyzing the situation, I made the difficult decision to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics.”He is the number five book in the world on social networks. “For me, as for all athletes, participating in the Olympics and representing my country is a huge honor and that makes this decision even more difficult, but 2021 has not started as I expected and I don’t feel ready to play in my best country in Tokyo.”
Champion of the US Open, winning the first title of his career in the Grand Slam tournaments, the Austrian has suffered the effects of a historic achievement and has yet to find the form that made him one of the best tennis players in the world. However, “In the past two weeks I have trained a lot and started to improve my condition and focus. My goal is to keep working to do my best at Wimbledon and hopefully to defend my title at the US Open.”
In addition to the withdrawals of Dominic Thiem and Rafael Nadal (who will also miss Wimbledon as well as Tokyo), Thursday was also marked by a decision Naomi Osaka, who chose the opposite path of the Austrian: the Japanese will not go to London, but they have plans to represent the country at the Olympic Games, in which the big star will be.
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