Finally, the IOC and Japan announced their agreement about postponing the games to 2021 because it looked impossible to cope with the issues created by the current Coronavirus pandemic.
It seems that while everyone is sad about the decision, it’s clear that it was the best move. This is the reaction of Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori, and Naomi Osaka.
At the moment ranked no.1, the Serbian played his last match on the 29th of February when he overcame Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 in the final in Dubai to win his 80th career title.
Presently, this year Djokovic has a 18-0 win-loss record. Djokovic has won 2 titles in 2020 at the Australian Open and in Dubai.
“Took this photo last year in Japan. I’m sad the
are postponed, but I am sure it‘s the right decision for the collective health of everyone involved. Let’s look forward to Tokyo #Olympics 2021.”
Took this photo last year in Japan. I’m sad the @olympics are postponed, but I am sure it‘s the right decision for the collective health of everyone involved. Let’s look forward to Tokyo #Olympics 2021 🙏🏼🙌🏼🎾 pic.twitter.com/nba0qvcAGC
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) March 25, 2020
Currently the world no.31, Kei played his last match on the 30th of August 2019 when he lost to Alex De Minaur 6-2 6-4 2-6 6-3 in the 3rd round of the U.S. Open.
“I’m relieved to hear the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed, because the Games have not been cancelled and I think it’s a good decision for all players. I’m sure there are players feeling disappointed with that, especially those who have been working hard for the Olympics, but some players can’t even practice now.
“I’m really happy to have the Olympics in Tokyo in 2021. I’m looking forward to that and going to try to be ready for that to take advantage of the opportunity. Let’s take precautions and do our best to improve the difficult situation as soon as possible!”
Naomi Osaka’s ranking and performance in 2020
At the moment ranked no.10, the Japanese played her last match on the 7th of February when she lost to Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-0 6-3 in the Rubber 1 of the Fed Cup.
Naomi Osaka’s most significant result of this year was getting to the semi-finals in Brisbane.
Naomi was meant to be the big star of the Games. She just posted a picture on Instagram that was prepared on the occasion of the Games. Next year…