Denis Shapovalov Withdraws From Tokyo Olympics Amid COVID-19
Canada’s Denis Shapovalov has withdrawn from Tokyo Olympics due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The world number 12 made the announcement on Twitter.
Hey everyone, after careful consideration I wanted to let you know that I will not be participating in the Olympics this year. Representing Canada means the world to me, but due to the current situation my team and I have decided this is the best decision for everyone’s safety. pic.twitter.com/aQD5n2kFS7
— Denis Shapovalov (@denis_shapo) June 21, 2021
The 22-year-old Shapovalov is the latest player to opt out of the Olympics as Spaniard Rafa Nadal and Austria’s Dominic Thiem both announced last week they would not compete in the July 24-Aug. 1 men’s tennis tournament in Tokyo.