The Canadian doesn't want to take the risk of travellng to the Olympics. By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Tuesday June 21, 2021

Denis Shapovalov joins a growing list of tennis stars that have opted out of this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. The Canadian star made the announcement on social media on Monday.

He joins Dominic Thiem, Rafael Nadal, Casper Ruud and Roberto Bautista Agut as ATP players who have elected not to travel to Tokyo.

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“After careful consideration I wanted to let you know that I will not be participating in the Olympics this year,” he wrote on Twitter. “Representing Canada means the world to me, but due to the current situation my team and I have decided this is the best decision for everyone’s safety.”

The World No.12 recently skipped Roland Garros due to a shoulder injury. Last week he reached his first semi-final on grass, where he was eventually defeated by Cameron Norrie.