no fans no Nick Kyrgios in the Olympic Games.
Kyrgios withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics this month.
The 26-year-old Kyrgios announced his withdrawal via social media, citing a lack of fans and injury anxiety as the main reasons for his withdrawal.
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– Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) July 8, 2021
“Hey guys – I just want to tell you that I have decided to withdraw from the Olympics,” Kyrgios said. “It is a decision I did not take lightly. It was my dream to represent Australia at the Olympics and I know I may never get that opportunity again.”
“But I know myself too. The idea of playing in front of empty stadiums does not suit me. It has never happened. Nor do I want to take an opportunity away from a healthy Australian athlete who is ready to represent the country.”
“I will also take all the time I need to get my body right. Good luck to all the Australians competing and I will see you on the court again soon.”
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