Tokyo Olympics Tennis star Nick Kyrgios pulls out after fans banned from attending due to COVID surge– News18

Sydney. Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the Video games beginning July 23, hours after the Tokyo Olympics confirmed a ban on spectators. Kyrgios knowledgeable about his resolution by giving a press release on social media. He mentioned that he took this resolution resulting from his well being and the ban on the entry of spectators within the Tokyo Olympics.

He mentioned, “It was my dream to play within the Olympics and I do know that I could not get this chance once more. However I can not play in an empty stadium. On the identical time, I need a wholesome Australian participant to take my place within the group.” Kyrgios needed to miss the Wimbledon third spherical match resulting from an belly muscle pressure. Kyrgios remained in Australia in the course of the Corona epidemic and didn’t take part within the French Open both.

Allow us to inform that Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Roger Federer of Switzerland, Naomi Osaka of Japan and Ashleigh Barty of Australia are included within the entry checklist of Tokyo Olympics, which has been introduced by the Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF). The ITF, nevertheless, had already mentioned that the admission checklist should still be topic to vary. On the identical time, Federer mentioned final weekend that he would look ahead to Wimbledon to finish on July 11 after which determine whether or not he want to go to Japan or not.

Djokovic has made it clear that he’ll attempt to full the ‘Golden Slam’ which Steffi Graf was solely in a position to accomplish in 1988, when she gained all 4 Grand Slams in the identical yr and the Olympic singles gold medal. Djokovic, having gained the Australian Open in February this yr and the French Open final month, is scheduled to play his third spherical match at Wimbledon on Friday.

Osaka will return to competitions with the Olympics. She withdrew after the primary spherical of the French Open to take a psychological well being break. The Olympics will likely be performed from 23 July and the tennis competitors will begin on the exhausting courts from the following day. The qualifying gamers will likely be ranked on June 14. A day earlier than this, the French Open had ended. The ladies’s primary gamers are Barty, quantity two Osaka, quantity 4 are Arina Sabalenka of Belarus, quantity 5 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, quantity seven Bianca Andreescu of Canada, quantity 9 Inga Swiatek of Poland and quantity 10 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.

Aside from Simona Halep of Romania, Serena Williams and Sofia Kenin of America is not going to go to Tokyo. Within the males’s part, primary Djokovic, quantity two Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, quantity 4 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, quantity six Germany’s Alexander Zverev, quantity seven Andre Rublev of Russia, quantity eight Federer and quantity 9 Italy’s Matteo Berrettini are there.

Spain’s Rafael Nadal and Roberto Batista Agut and Austria’s Dominic Thiem is not going to go to Tokyo. Two-time defending champion Andy Murray of Britain can be included within the checklist, who has been given a particular exemption as he has gained essentially the most Olympic and Grand Slam titles amongst gamers whose rating will not be sufficient for direct entry.

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