Tokyo 2020 - Angelique Kerber withdraws from Olympics due to fatigue
Angelique Kerber has withdrawn from the Olympics due to fatigue. The tennis star was set to compete in her third Games, but has decided her body isn't ready to perform at Tokyo 2020. "My body needs rest after the intense few weeks that lie behind me and that I have to recover first before returning to competition later this summer," she said in a statement.
Angelique Kerber of Germany looks frustrated during her match against Ashleigh Barty of Australia in the semi-finals of the ladies single
“The thought of participating at the Olympics has been a constant motivation for me over the past months to push further and keep believing in my goals,” she said.
“Representing Germany in London 2012 and Rio 2016 as part of the German team has always been one of my favourite memories of my career so far.
This makes it even more disappointing for me to accept the fact that my body needs rest after the intense few weeks that lie behind me and that I have to recover first before returning to competition later this summer!
“Thank you for your support, as this has been a very difficult decision for me. Good luck to all my fellow German athletes in Tokyo #TeamDeutschland, I will miss you.”