In the absence of official confirmation, pending the new cutoff established by the International Federation (ITF) after the numerous casualties and resignations of which it has been informed in recent days, Spain already has a tennis team for the Tokyo Olympics (July 23 to August 8). As AS has learned, Pablo Carreño and Garbiñe Muguruza will be the leaders of the Navy on an expedition in which Carla Suárez will be.
In the men's teams, in addition to Carreño (13th), Alejandro Davidovich (35th), Pablo Andújar (70th) and Roberto Carballés, although the inclusion of the man from Tenerife, number 100 in the world, is not guaranteed Until it is confirmed in the next few days to what position in the ranking the tennis player classification is extended. Carreño and Davidovich will also play in doubles to defend the gold won in Rio 2016 by Marc López and Rafa Nadal (3rd), one of the Spaniards who resigned after appreciating incompatibility with their calendars, along with Roberto Bautista (10th), Albert Ramos (40th), Jaume Munar (69th), Carlos Alcaraz (75th) and Feliciano López (90th)
In the women's teams, Muguruza (13th) will be accompanied by her compatriots Paula Badosa (33rd), Sara Sorribes (54th) and Carla Suárez (138th), which enters thanks to the protected ranking (68th) due to its inevitable loss due to the cancer from which it recovered before returning to competition at Roland Garros, the surplus of American, Czech and Russian players, and other resignations that have occurred in the first positions in the classification. Muguruza and Carla will pair up in doubles, like Badosa and Sorribes, two teams that are exciting. In the case of the girls, none of them wanted to miss the Games.
Wave of resignations, especially in the ATP
In addition to the aforementioned Spaniards, who have preferred to skip the Olympic event, in the ATP the wave of resignations has caused the ITF to have had to extend the ranking beyond 100th place of the ranking to fill the individual table of 64 tennis players, 56 with a place by points and eight by invitation. Dominic Thiem (5th), Denis Shapovalov (12th), Casper Ruud (14th), Dusan Lajovic (41st), Federico Delbonis (47th) and Guido Pella (58th)They, among others, have prioritized the American hard court tour over the Games, as have many American players, such as Reilly Opelka (32nd), John Isner (33rd) and Sam Querrey (64th). Some stars have confirmed that they will be in Tokyo. In that case there are Daniil Medvedev (2nd), Stefanos Tsitsipas (4th), Alexander Zverev (6th), Andrey Rublev (7th) and Matteo Berrettini (9th). Novak Djokovic (1st) and Roger Federer (8th) have yet to announce whether they will participate.