Roger Federer has announced that he will miss this month’s Tokyo Olympics due to a knee injury. Posting on Twitter, the five-time year-end World No. 1 said, “During the grass-court season, I unfortunately experienced a setback with my knee, and have accepted that I must withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Is Roger Federer playing in the Olympics 2021?
Roger Federer’s quest to earn his first Olympic gold medal will have to wait. The 39-year-old tennis star will not compete in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Federer confirmed that he withdrew from the tournament in a Twitter post on Tuesday afternoon.
Did Federer drop out of Olympics?
Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics after suffering a “setback” with his knee during the grass-court season, he said Tuesday. … He underwent two operations on his right knee in 2020 and was sidelined for more than 12 months in all.
Is Djokovic going to Olympics?
Novak Djokovic says it’s 50-50 whether he’ll play in Tokyo Olympics. … “My plan was always to go to the Olympic Games, but right now I’m a little bit divided. It’s kind of 50-50 because of what I’ve heard in the last couple days.”
Is Nadal playing in Olympics?
Nadal pulls out of Olympics due to exhaustion
“Rafa finished exhausted. … Nadal’s withdrawal from Tokyo 2020 means he will not be able to add to his Olympic medal tally, which consists of a Beijing 2008 men’s singles gold and Rio 2016 men’s doubles gold.
Is Nadal and Federer playing in Olympics?
This year the Olympics has seen a number of high-profile withdraws from men’s and women’s singles tennis, including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Djokovic was himself undecided about attending after the organisers decided to ban fans from the stadiums.
Why is Djokovic not in the Olympics?
Djokovic said he considered withdrawing because of the lack of a crowd, which was a reason Australia’s Nick Kyrgios gave for pulling out the Australian Olympic team. Like another Australian, basketball’s Patty Mills, Djokovic said the spirit of his national team at Tokyo’s athlete’s village was comforting and special.
Which tennis players are not going to Olympics?
Here’s a look at the tennis players who withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics: Women’s: Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep, Bianca Andreescu, Coco Gauff.
Is Federer going to Tokyo 2021?
Olympics 2021: Roger Federer withdraws from Games due to injury setback. Roger Federer will not be playing tennis at the Tokyo Olympics. On Tuesday, Federer announced that he is withdrawing from the Games after suffering a “setback” with his knee.