Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Others Amongst the Huge List of Players Missing Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/19/2021, 8:31 AM EDT
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 01: Serena Williams of the United States and Roger Federer of Switzerland take a selfie on court following their mixed doubles match during day four of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena on January 01, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)


Over the past couple of decades, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams have been the face of our sport. They have treated fans with some of the most memorable moments on numerous occasions. 

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As we know the Tokyo Olympic Games are around the corner, there is an unfortunate update with the players missing from this year’s edition. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams are some of the big names that are on the list of absentees. 

SHANGHAI, CHINA – OCTOBER 15: Roger Federer of Switzerland with Rafael Nadal of Spain pose with their trophies after the Men’s singles final mach on day eight of 2017 ATP Shanghai Rolex Masters at Qizhong Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal will not be seen in Tokyo

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The players from the men’s section that won’t be seen are Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka, Dominic Thiem, Denis Shapovalov, Nick Kyrgios, David Goffin, Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil, Dan Evans, Alex de Minaur, Matteo Berrettini.

The players missing from the women’s section are Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep, Bianca Andreescu, Coco Gauff.

There are various reasons for the players missing the Olympic Games this year. There are some players who are dealing with injuries, whereas there are players who do not wish to live in the bubble. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 10: Victoria Azarenka (R) of Belarus talks with Serena Williams (L) of the United States after winning their Women’s Singles semifinal match on Day Eleven of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Other prominent names present 

However, the World No. 1 players, Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty will be headlining the event. Besides them, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev are featuring. In women’s, Naomi Osaka, Aryna Sabalenka, Elina Svitolina are a few prominent names competing. 

The Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo from the 23rd of July till the 8th of August. We wish all the athletes competing in the Games the best of luck in representing their nation. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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