Marin Cilic, Karen Khachanov, and Other Tennis Players Troll Tokyo Olympics 2020 Rooms

Published 07/19/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
The Olympic Rings monument is seen outside the Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) headquarters near the National Stadium, the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games that have been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan June 23, 2021 on the day to mark one month until the opening of the Olympic Games. REUTERS/Issei Kato


After the successful completion of the grass-court season, it is time for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The event could not take place last year due to the coronavirus pandemic but will begin in a week from now. The players have also started reaching Tokyo and will soon begin their training for the biggest sporting event.

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The pictures of the rooms in which the athletes are staying for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 are out. Interestingly, the management has made sure that there is only a single bed for every athlete and all these beds are actually made up of cardboard.

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Marin Cilic, Ellen Perez, and others make fun of the rooms that they’ve got at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Marin Cilic reacts to a lost point while playing Denis Shapovalov of Canada during the Western & Southern Open. USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 22, 2020, in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

“I’m into having sex, I ain’t into making love,” wrote Cilic in the caption of his Instagram story.

Cilic was actually trying to take a dig at the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. It is believed that in order to avoid any intimacy during the Games, the organizers have arranged single beds made up of cardboard for the players.

World No. 50 Ellen Perez also took a jibe at the organizers and tweeted, Taking the mattress off the bed and placing it on the floor seems far too easy to fix this problem. Tokyo 2020 did you make the floors anti-sex too? Asking for a friend.”

Russian player Karen Khachanov is facing quite some problems in the room. Standing at 6 feet 6 inches, his head is actually touching the ceiling of the bathroom and in such a situation, it’ll be difficult for him to take a bath.

“Karen Khachanov wonders how is he supposed to take a shower here?” wrote Russian player Elena Vesnina in her Instagram story featuring Khachanov.

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With many players yet to arrive, it’ll be intriguing to see how the management of the Tokyo Olympics 202o responds to these tweets. On the other hand, fans are quite exhilarated about the tournament. Who will win an Olympic Gold for their country this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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