Simona Halep and Milos Raonic have become the latest tennis stars to announce they will be not taking part in this summers Olympic’s in Rio due to the uncertainty around the Zika virus.
Other players to have withdrawn from the tournament in Rio include:
Not all of these players have all withdrawn from the tournament due to uncertainty over the Zika virus.
Nick Kyrgios ended his chances of being chosen after a dispute with the AOC and decided to withdraw himself from the selection process.
Bernard Tomic and John Isner announced their withdrawal from the tournament due to commitment to play in tournaments in Atlanta and Bogota respectively which in my opinion seems odd as there is the Olympic games which happens once every four years.
Raonic and Halep are the two highest profile names to withdraw so far and I wouldn’t be surprised to see more withdraw in the near future with worries over the Zika virus.