Jannik Sinner Announces Unfortunate News Regarding Tokyo Olympics 2021 After Early Exit From Wimbledon Championships

Published 07/03/2021, 9:58 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Italy’s Jannik Sinner in action during his first round match against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics Pool via REUTERS/Mike Hewitt


Tokyo Olympics 2021 will begin in a few weeks. And the tennis list was released recently and Italy had a young squad with Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Sonego. But now Sinner has decided to withdraw his name from the list after a bad exit from Wimbledon Championships 2021.

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Jannik Sinner in action during his first round match against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics. Pool via REUTERS/Mike Hewitt

Sinner went on his social media channels to update everyone on his Olympic participation. The teenager wanted to represent his country, but he has been forced to reassess his 2021 season. Sinner will now leave the Italian team that has the likes of Matteo Berrettini, Lorenzo Sonego, and Fabio Fognini.

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“By no means do I take this decision lightly, but I decided not to compete in the Olympics this year. I understand it’s a huge privilege and honor to represent my country and I truly hope to do so for many years to come.”

Jannik Sinner in action during his first round match against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics Pool via REUTERS/Mike Hewitt

Why did Jannik Sinner withdraw from Tokyo Olympics 2021?

Despite being seeded for Wimbledon Championships 2021, Sinner lost to Marton Fucsovics in the first round. And before that, he suffered a straight-set loss against Jack Draper at Queens. And with his third-round loss to Rafael Nadal at French Open he is currently on a three-match losing streak.

“However, the reasoning behind my withdrawal is I that haven’t performed to the best of my ability in the last couple of tournaments and I need to focus on my development as a player. I need to take this time to work on my all-round game.”

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And because of his poor end to the clay-court season and grass-court season, Sinner needs time to regroup as the 2021 season moves ahead. Sinner wrote: “My goal is to be a better player on and off the court and I will never sacrifice putting the work in to do so. My sole focus is to improve. I wanted to be open and honest with you guys and for you to understand my thought process behind my decision.”

Since the second half of 2020, Sinner has had the limelight on him with ATP titles and Grand Slam’s second weeks. But now Sinner has been caught in his small career and he needs to regroup and sadly Tokyo Olympics was the only event he could have sacrificed.

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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