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Rafael Nadal has cast doubt over his participation in the Olympic Games for Spain and it could open door to Roger Federer. The Swiss star lost in 2012 final as the Olympic gold medal is the only tennis achievement he has never accomplished. The Tokyo Olympic Games will likely be Federer’s last before he retires
“What we have to do is just follow the instructions of what the people who really have the right knowledge of all this stuff give to us,” he told reporters on Sunday.
A stacked summer ATP Tour schedule may not allow time for players to quarantine in Japan.
“Combining our tour with another 15 days of quarantine to play Olympics,” he said. “It looks difficult to fix it in our calendar.”
Meanwhile, Djokovic claimed it would be “the greatest honour” to represent Serbia at “the oldest and most traditional event in the history of sport”.
“I am personally planning to go for the Olympic Games. I’m really hoping that the Olympics will happen,” the Serbian said. “It’s going to be a lot of people obviously. Far more than a tennis tournament.”