Sam Querrey remarkably took advantage of Novak Djokovic’s distracted play in Wimbledon 2016. However, the American No. 28 seed might not be able to do it again. He revealed he won’t participate in Rio Olympics 2016. Is he trying to avoid the Serbian champion?
Novak Djokovic announced that he plans to be in Rio Olympics 2016. He added that he also wanted to reach new heights in the even as well. Meanwhile, Querrey stated he won’t participate in Olympics to play tennis.
He explained that his Wimbledon success was not part of the reasons behind his choice on not representing his country in tennis events in Rio. Hence, Novak Djokovic’s presence did not bother him as he’s not the reason behind his choice.
Querrey noted that the thought of making Djokovic as an excuse in not participating in the Rio Olympics 2016 does not make sense. In fact, the Zika virus outbreak was not even part of the considerations he thought before he finally decided to pull out.
He simply told that tennis as a sport simply didn’t fit in an Olympic event. Tennis has a definite and unique terms (structure, scheduling, etc.) compared with other sports. Querrey realized this during his last participation in Olympics 2008 in Beijing, China.
Washington Post said that Querrey has moved on from his experience in Beijing Games way back 2008. At that time, he represented the United States. He realized that golf and tennis didn’t fit in an Olympic structure.
In the meantime, Sam Querrey focused on Rogers Cup 2016 tournament. Recently, he defeated Canadian Frank Dancevic with 7-6 (5), 6-4, The State noted.
Along with him were his fellow American winners, John Isner defeated Dudi Sela from Israel with 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Jack Sock who defeated fellow American Denis Kudla with 6-2, 6-2; and Ryan Harrison with 6-3, 6-1 against Russian Andrey Kuznetsov.
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