Not many tennis stars will play in Tokyo – includingat.: American Serena Williams, Romanian Simona Halep, Spain’s Rafael Nadal, Austrian Dominic Thiem, Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka and Australia’s Nick Kyrgios. Now, legend Roger Federer has also joined this group, who announced his withdrawal from the Olympic tournament due to a knee injury.
“During the turf season, I unfortunately recovered from my knee injury. I have to accept that I have to withdraw Olympic Games in Tokyo. I am deeply disappointed that it has always been an honor for me and one of the most important points of my career whenever I can represent Switzerland” – wrote Federer on social media.
“I have already started rehab hoping to get back to it Toys It’s still summer. Good luck to the entire Swiss team, I’ll cheer you up from a distance! Forward Switzerland! – added the 40-year-old tennis player.
Games without the Big Three?
Federer’s decision means that in less than two weeks in Tokyo, all of the top three tennis, who have won a total of 60 Grand Slam titles, could be lost. He had already dropped out of the Olympics Rafael NadalAnd after Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic expressed his doubts about this.
– I’ll have to think about it. The Olympics have been on my schedule from the start, but now I’m a bit torn. “It’s a 50 out of 50 case considering what I’ve heard in recent days,” the Serbian said after winning his sixth Wimbledon final.
– It’s very frustrating that there are no fans. Furthermore, he mentioned that there would be a lot of restrictions in the Olympic Village. You probably won’t be able to watch other athletes. He said that I could not take a very important member of my team, the number of people who could travel with me was limited محدود Djokovic.
At the last Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Scot won the gold medal in the individual competition Britain’s Andy MurrayThe silver medalist Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina and the Japanese bronze medalist Kei Nishikori.