Canadian Bianca Andreescu withdraws from Tokyo Olympics

Ottawa [Canada], July 13 (ANI): Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu on Monday made the “very difficult decision” not to compete in the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, which begin on July 23.

The former US Open champion said that due to challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, she has decided not to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. World number five Andreescu, however, has promised to compete in the Paris Olympics in 2024 “To all my amazing fans, I would like to inform you that I have made the very difficult decision not to play in the Tokyo Olympics later this month. I’ve been dreaming of representing Canada at the Olympics since I was a little girl, but with all the challenges we face when it comes to the pandemic, ”Andreescu said in an Instagram post.

“I know deep in my heart this is the right decision for me to make. I can’t wait to represent Canada at future Fed Cup matches and compete in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris! ” she added.

Andreescu joins Stanislas Wawrinka joins Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Simona Halep and Dominic Thiem to withdraw from the flagship event.

The Tokyo Olympics will kick off on July 23, and the Games will run through August 8 of this year. The event was supposed to take place last year, but it has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (ANI)

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