UNHAPPY! Eugenie Bouchard Reacts to Missing Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/23/2021, 6:20 AM EDT
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 07: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada reacts a point while playing Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 07, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard has been out of the tennis tour since March 2021 due to a shoulder injury. As a result, she also could not travel with Canada’s tennis team for the Tokyo Olympics. Naturally, as every athlete would, the 27-year-old felt a bit blue for not being able to be a part of the Games.

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It all started when Bouchard uploaded an Instagram story with her passport and luggage, asking fans, “Excited for my trip wooo! Where am I going?” In response, she received several kinds of guesses.

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Eugenie Bouchard wishes to be in Tokyo for the Olympics

The first answer probably came from one of the hardcore Bouchard fans, who said, “In my arms. Can’t wait to hug you.” Witty as ever, the Canadian answered, “Yes, but where is that.”

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in action during a pratice session prior to the Fed Cup match between Switzerland and Canada on in Biel,Switzerland. (Photo by Tennis Canada/MB Media/Getty Images)

Further ahead, Bouchard said, “That’s a no” for Texas, and “I wish” for Mexico. Funnily enough, one of the fans wrote, “Heaven” to which she replied, “Lol hopefully not for a while.”

But a tennis fan pushed the wrong button and asked if she was going to Tokyo. To this, Bouchard uploaded a picture of herself looking sad and wrote, “I wish x 971017282911929!!!!” It clearly explains how the Canadian feels about not being a part of the Olympics this year. Later on, she revealed that she came back to her birthplace in Montreal, Canada.

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In 2016, the now 27-year-old had represented Canada at the Rio Olympics. However, losing in the second round match, she could not bag a medal. Without a doubt, she would be hoping to get one in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Besides her, Canada’s promising talents Denis Shapovalov and Bianca Andreescu also withdrew from Tokyo Olympics. Therefore, medal hopes at the singles tennis event solely rely on the shoulders of 20-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Interestingly, Felix will take on two-time defending Olympics champion Andy Murray in the first round. There is no doubt about who Bouchard would be supporting in this battle.

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Where will Bouchard play next?

Presently, Bouchard is recovering from surgery for her shoulder injury. However, anxious to make her come back, she has already begun her training.

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada competes in her Women’s Singles Quarter Final match against Elise Mertens of Belgium during the WTA Prague Open tennis tournament at TK Sparta Praha on August 14, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Photo by Martin Sidorjak/Getty Images)

Moreover, the Canadian is all set to play for Orange County Breakers at the World TeamTennis event. American tennis stars John Isner and Jennifer Brady will also join her in the team.

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Hence, fans are eagerly waiting for November to come as Bouchard will return then. How excited are you to see her back on the tennis courts?

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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