Naomi Osaka to miss Wimbledon but foresees return of Tokyo Olympics



“Naomi won’t be playing at Wimbledon this year. She’s making time with her friends and family,” Duguid said in a statement Thursday.

“She will be ready for the Olympics and is excited to play in front of her home fans.”

In May, Osaka withdrew from the French Open after being fined $ 15,000 for refusing to speak to the media at Roland Garros.

The four-time Grand Slam champion posted a statement on Twitter saying she was stepping down so “everyone could focus on the tennis in Paris again”, adding that she “would take time away from the court “.

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“Naomi Osaka will be sadly missed at Wimbledon this year, but we fully understand her decision,” read a statement from the organizers of the Wimbledon tournament, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC).

“We wish him a great time with his friends and family and look forward to welcoming him back to Wimbledon next year.”

It comes after Rafael Nadal also announced he was retiring from Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics.

In a statement posted on Nadal’s official Twitter page, the 20-time Grand Slam champion said: “It’s never an easy decision to make, but after listening to my body and discussing it with my team, I understand. that this is the right decision.


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