After winning Wimbledon, Djokovic had gone “50-50” to compete in the Olympics, citing the lack of spectators as well as the strict restrictions of Covid-19.
Nadal and Federer are among a growing list of players who are choosing not to compete in this year’s Olympics. Those not going to Tokyo also include Serena Williams, Sofia Kenin, Dominic Thiem, Simona Halep, Nick Kyrgios, Bianca Andreescu, Denis Shapovalov, Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber and Vasek Pospisil.
The Olympics are scheduled to start on July 23. The US Open is scheduled to be held from August 30 to September 12 in New York City.