The tennis competition at the Tokyo Olympics (July 24 to 30) begins to lose more and more attractiveness. And it is that late last Thursday, Dominic Thiem confirmed his resignation from the Olympic event throught social media. “I have sad news to share with all of you. After speaking with my team and analyzing the situation, I have made the very difficult decision to withdraw from competition at the Tokyo Olympics “, expressed the Austrian.
The recent signing of Gerard Piqué, as the first tennis player represented by the Kosmos company, explained that due to calendar reasons, he decides to prioritize the Grand Slam tournaments that remain to be played this year: Wimbledon and a US Open where he defends the title. “These last two weeks I have been training hard and I am starting to improve my conditioning and concentration little by little. My goal is to work hard in the next few weeks, do my best at Wimbledon and keep training and hopefully defend my title at Wimbledon. US Open, “he concluded.
I have some sad news to share with you all. After talking with my team and analyzing the situation I have taken the very difficult decision to withdraw from competing in the Tokyo Olympics.
– Dominic Thiem (@ThiemDomi) June 17, 2021
Therefore, Thiem’s withdrawal represents the third resignation of a player in the top-10 to the Tokyo Games, since this week they also fell by the wayside Roberto Bautista (10th) and Rafael Nadal (3rd). The screening continues …