Djokovic, Isner explain why more tennis players don’t go to Olympics

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Three top tennis players have said they will not be competing in the Olympics this year: Dominic Thiem, 15th, John Isner, 19th, and Feliciano Lopez, 23rd, are among those who have said they will sit. games released.

The Olympics are held between Wimbledon and the US Open, and Isner said the tight schedule was a big factor in his decision not to go. But another reason why players are willing to skip matches in Rio is that no ranking points are awarded there.

Some players, like No.1 Novak Djokovic, who will compete in Rio this year, want to change that. After his opening game on Tuesday at Roland Garros, Djokovic said the awarding of points would inspire the best players to leave and potentially prevent them from giving up.

“It was one of the debates, whether or not we should have points at the Olympics, and to be quite frank, I don’t see a reason for that,” Djokovic said. “We have the best players in the world who are arguably taking part in the fifth Grand Slam. It is of this importance to all of us, even more, because it only happens every four years.

Isner also said that the fact that points were not awarded at the Olympics “was a pretty big factor” in his decision not to play.


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