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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday July 18, 2021

 
Coco Gauff

Coco Gauff will not be able to compete at the Tokyo Olympics due to a positive Covid-19 test.

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Coco Gauff took to social media to announce that a positive Covid-19 test has ruled her out of the Tokyo Olympics. The 25th-ranked American is the fourth tennis player to test positive this week, along with British No 1s Johanna Konta and Dan Evans, and Australian No 1 Alex de Minaur.

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“I am so disappointed to share the news that I have tested positive for Covid and won’t be able to play in the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” the world No 25 posted on social media. “It has always been a dream of mine to represent the USA at the Olympics, and I hope there will be many more chances for me to make this come true in the future. I want to wish TEAM USA best of luck and a safe games for every Olympian and the entire Olympic family.”


Gauff Makes Seven WTA Top-25 Players Out of Tokyo

There are currently twenty Top-25 players that will miss the Tokyo Olympics (13 men, 7 women).The women have a higher participation rate, but they have been hit by withdrawals as well, with World No. 3 Simona Halep, World No.5 Bianca Andreescu, World No.6 Sofia Kenin; World No.14 Victoria Azarenka, World No.16 Serena Williams and World No.22 Angelique Kerber all opting out in addition to Gauff.

Olympic tennis begins on July 24 in Tokyo.

Here is our updated list of Olympic opt-outs:

WTA Players missing

No. 3 Simona Halep
No.5 Bianca Andreescu
No. 6 Sofia Kenin
No.14 Victoria Azarenka
No. 16 Serena Williams
No.22 Angelique Kerber
No.25 Coco Gauff
No. 27 Madison Keys
No.31 Daria Kasatkina
No.32 Petra Martic
No.37 Sorana Cirstea
No.38 Johanna Konta
No. 56 Jil Teichmann
No.96 Clara Tauson

ATP

No. 3 Rafael Nadal
No. 6 Dominic Thiem
No.8 Matteo Berrettini
No.9 Roger Federer
No. 10 Denis Shapovalov
No.14 Roberto Bautista Agut
No. 16 Casper Ruud
No.17 Alex de Minaur
No. 18 Cristian Garin
No. 20 David Goffin
No. 22 Milos Raonic
No. 23 Jannik Sinner
No.28 Dan Evans
No. 30 Stan Wawrinka
No. 33 Reilly Opelka
No. 34 John Isner
No. 35 Borna Coric
No. 42 Adrian Mannarino
No.43 Dusan Lajovic
No.44 Filip Krajinovc
No. 46 Sebastian Korda
No. 48 Federico Delbonis
No. 51 Benoit Paire
No.54 Richard Gasquet
No. 58 Nick Kyrgios
No. 61 Vasek Pospisil
No.75 Guido Pella

 

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