TInes Star Naomi Osaka He will not play at Wimbledon. On Thursday, she said in a statement released by her agent, Stuart Dugwid, that she wanted to spend time for joy and family. Osaka had last given up at the French Open in Paris before her second-round match and then announced that she had repeatedly suffered from depression.
This was preceded by a dispute over a media boycott of Osaka, which it announced shortly before the start of the French Open to draw attention to the mental health of the athletes. Tournament officials in Paris threatened the Japanese with disqualification if they did not fulfill their media obligations.
As a result, Osaka did not appear in the second round match and publicly addressed her depression issues. She also withdrew her participation in the current turf tournament in Berlin.
Osaka announced ready for it Olympic Games to be. She is looking forward to playing in front of the home fans.
Nadal and Tim are not in the Olympics
was before Rafael Nadal She announced that she would be giving up the classic turf at Wimbledon. Nadal, 35, gave physical complaints as the reason. The record winner of the Spanish Grand Slam will not compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Also Dominic Tim He announced Thursday that he will not participate in the Games. “I don’t feel ready to do my best in Tokyo.” On Instagram, the fifth in the world ranking from Austria wrote: “For me, as for all athletes, it is an honor to participate in the Olympic Games and to represent my country. This makes the decision even more difficult.”
King of clay Nadal last Friday in the French Open semi-finals was the ultimate tournament winner Novak Djokovic Failed. With that, “two months of great effort” ended for him, Nadal confirmed. The fact that this time there was only a two-week break until Wimbledon due to the postponed Roland Garros did not “make it easier for his body to recover after the always difficult clay court season”. Nadal won Wimbledon in 2008 and 2010.
The spirit that athletes want to live
Above all, Nadal regretted his decision not to attend the Olympics. They have “always meant a lot” to him and are a “priority” in his sporting life. He has always found “the spirit that every athlete in the world wants to live in”. Nadal participated in three Olympics, in 2008 he won the gold medal in the singles in Beijing, and in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro he carried the Spanish flag at the opening ceremony “in honor,” he wrote.
However, the 35-year-old is not thinking about the end of his career. His decision to give up Wimbledon and Olympia It is to be seen “in the medium and long term”. Rather, it is “his goal is to extend my career and continue to do what makes me happy, namely to compete at the highest level and continue to fight for these professional and personal goals at the highest level.”
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