Federer after withdrawal from Olympics: "I am greatly disappointed"
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The tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics will not be as attractive as we had hoped. One by one, the big names gave up. Last in line - Roger Federer! The Swiss is far from his former form, he has been disappointed in the last few tournaments, especially at Wimbledon, where he was eliminated in the quarterfinals, but there is a glimmer of hope among the fans that Roger will recover and prepare for the Olympic tournament.
Heavy-hearted, however, he had to admit that he was unable to play: "Unfortunately, during the season on the grass, I suffered a knee injury. I will have to accept that I will not be able to recover, so I am retiring from the Olympic Games in Tokyo." "I am disappointed to see that I have always had the honor of representing Switzerland.
I started the rehabilitation process so that I can return as soon as possible." "I wish happiness to all the representatives of my country, I will heartily encourage you from afar, "Federer wrote on social media. One of the best tennis players in the history of Tokyo was the last chance to take the most brilliant Olympic medal, which is why, as he says, it is especially difficult for him.
Federer from the Olympic Games has silver in singles and gold in doubles. The list of players who will not travel to Japan is now long and includes: Rafael Nadal (3rd in the world, Spain), Dominic Thiem (5, Austria), Denis Shapovalov (10, Canada), Roberto Bautista Agut (14, Spain) ), Casper Ruud (16, Norway), Cristian Garin (18, Chile), Gael Monfils (19, France), David Goffin (20, Belgium), Reilly Opelka (33, USA), John Isner (34, USA), Nick Kyrgios (58, Australia) ...
Let us remind you, the decision of Novak Djokovic is still pending. After winning Wimbledon, he said that he had a great desire, but that he would still have to think carefully due to various circumstances ... "I was disappointed when I heard a day or two ago that there would be no audience.
I also heard that there will be many restrictions when it comes to movement in the village." "Apparently we won't be able to watch other athletes. I can't even take my spanner who is an important part of my team I am limited by the number of people I can have on the team ...
" "I will have to think. My plan was to go to the Olympics but now I am divided on that issue I am now at 50:50 for everything." "I have a lot of desire, but for me the Games also mean hanging out with the audience, interacting with other athletes, watching other tournaments.
It may sound too harsh, but for me, it's not the Olympics." "I don't know why they don't cancel if that's the situation… I hear that the Japanese people are also against it. " Novak Djokovic should make the final decision in the next few days.