With a lack of points, questionable conditions and health concerns, the Olympics continue to lose players. Today, Stan Wawrinka officially withdrew from the Rio games due to a back injury.
“I am very sad because after Beijing and London I would have liked to experience my third Olympic Games in Brazil,” Wawrinka said. “Unfortunately that will now not be possible.”
Wawrinka just lost Saturday in the Toronto semifinals to Kei Nishikori. Afterward, he raised some eyebrows saying he would go back to Switzerland then go to rio.
The loss of Wawrinka makes half of the current Top 10 passing on the Olympic games. And Rafael Nadal has yet to confirmed his participation in the singles.
ATP Top 10
1 Novak Djokovic
2 Andy Murray
3 Roger Federer WD
4 Stan Wawrinka WD
5 Rafael Nadal
6 Kei Nishikori
7 Milos Raonic WD
8 Tomas Berdych WD
9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
10 Dominic Thiem WD
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