The Castellón tennis player Roberto Bautista will not participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to “try to find a balance in the intense calendar” of the tennis players, as reported this Tuesday through a statement. “It has been a very intense season both physically and mentally and, after discussing it and thinking about it carefully with my team, we have decided not to go to Tokyo to try to find a balance in the intense calendar that we have as tennis players. The Olympic Games are a great event in which I have been fortunate to participate previously, I wish the Spanish tennis team and the entire national delegation in Tokyo all the best, ”said Bautista in the statement.
The 33-year-old from Castellón has returned this week to the ‘Top 10’ of the world ranking, where he is the second best Spanish player just behind Rafa Nadal. After failing to shine in the clay-court season, where his best results have been the round of 16 in Monte Carlo and Rome, and being eliminated in the second round at Ronald Garros against the Swiss Henri Laaksonen, he has chosen to rule out the Games. Bautista participated in the 2016 Rio Games, where he was eliminated in the quarterfinals against Argentine Juan Martín Del Potro.