Daniil Medvedev confirms participation at Tokyo Olympics

World number two, Daniil Medvedev has confirmed his participation at Tokyo Olympics 2021 which will be held next month.

Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev, world number two has confirmed that he will compete at Tokyo Olympics this year. The Russian was last seen in action at Halle Open, where he was defeated in the first round by Jan Lennard Struff.

Daniil Medvedev becomes the third top ranked athlete to confirm their participation at Tokyo Olympics this year. Dominic Thiem and Naomi Osaka also confirmed their presence at the Olympics, which will be held in July-August.

Daniil Medvedev had a successful clay court season, as he managed to reach the quarterfinals of French Open 2021, which was his best performance in Paris. Prior to this year, the Russian even failed to win a single match at French Open.

Daniil Medvedev ‘excited’ to participate at Tokyo Olympics

Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev will compete at his first ever Olympic Games this year. Several players are likely to pull out of the event, because of their packed schedule. Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Olympics, and will instead return for the hard court season.

Daniil Medvedev understands as to why a few players will put out of the Tokyo Olympics, because of a packed calendar. “Oh, yes, yes, I’m going to play. I definitely understand guys who had to adapt their schedule and withdraw, because this year the calendar is packed,” said Medvedev on Tokyo Olympics.

Daniil Medvedev will also compete at Mallorca Open this week, as he is seeded first in the men’s singles event. The Russian will face the Frenchman, Corentin Moutet in the last 16 encounter, as he received a bye in the first round. He will enter Wimbledon 2021 as the second seed, behind Novak Djokovic.

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