Top Tennis Stars Likely To Miss Tokyo Olympic Games


New Delhi: World top Tennis players including number one Novak Djokovic and 20-time grand slam champion Roger Federer sounded less than sure to take part in the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Meanwhile, world number two Daniil Medvedev also said that he was keen to take part in the Tokyo games but his decision could change in the coming days.

“I’m planning to play the Olympic Games for now. As I heard, there’s going to be some crowd, local crowd from Japan only. As I understand, 20%, 30% of the capacity,” Djokovic told.

While Djokovic revealed that he might consider skipping the Olympics if the competitions are played without spectators, Federer said he was waiting to see how things develop.

Medvedev, off the back of a first-ever match win at the Paris slam, said he was excited to compete in Tokyo, but would be wary if there was a 14-day quarantine period rule.

The Summer Olympics are scheduled to begin officially July 23 with the opening ceremony and end Aug. 8 with the closing ceremony. The games were postponed a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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