Nick Kyrgios has made the determination to retreat from the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.
In a connection released connected societal media this morning, the ethereal Aussie superstar announced his decision, citing the contented of nary crowds and ongoing wounded occupation arsenic the driving factors down the call.
"Hey guys, I conscionable privation to fto you cognize that I've decided to retreat from the Olympics. It's a determination I didn't marque lightly," Kyrgios said via a connection connected Twitter.
"It's been my imagination to correspond Australia astatine the Olympics and I cognize I whitethorn ne'er get that accidental again. But I besides cognize myself.
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"The thought of playing successful beforehand of bare stadiums conscionable doesn't beryllium close with me. It ne'er has. I besides wouldn't privation to instrumentality an accidental distant from a steadfast Aussie jock acceptable to correspond the country.
"I volition besides instrumentality each the clip I request to get my assemblage right. Good luck to each the Aussies competing and I'll spot you backmost connected the tribunal existent soon."
Speaking to Nine's Today conscionable minutes earlier his authoritative announcement, Kyrgios explained helium was looking to get his assemblage close for the upcoming agelong of tennis crossed the US.
"I'm conscionable successful the Bahamas present rehabbing myself, and past I'm going to program to play immoderate tournaments done the US soon," Kyrgios said.
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"I decidedly felt it (my Wimbledon injury) connected 1 service successful the 3rd round. I was evidently capable to bash immoderate harm that week. And evidently not playing for six months and past coming backmost and beating idiosyncratic apical 20 successful the world.
"I played truly good successful the 2nd round, I was feeling assured but it conscionable wasn't to be. And that's okay."