Notable absences in upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics Tennis line-up

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Thursday, 20 June 2024 at 15:35
The Olympics is the pinnacle of the sporting world. It is an event in which athletes dream to participate, showcase their talent, and win a medal for their respective countries.
Tennis is one of the most watched sports in the Olympics. The mega-event will be held from July 26 to August 11 in the capital city of France, Paris. Every tennis fan is waiting for the competition to see their star performers showcase their talent at the highest level. However, this year’s competition will not feature some big names. Here is the list of players not participating in the upcoming mega-event.
Andrey Rublev:
First on the list is Russia’s Andrey Rublev. The 26-year-old will not participate in the mega-event because of health issues. His mother confirmed the development as well. The Moscow-born star is having an impressive campaign. He already won the Madrid Open after beating Felix Auger Aliassime with a score of 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.
Emma Raducanu:
Second on the list is Britain’s young tennis star Emma Raducanu. The 21-year-old is a one-time Grand Slam winner but has struggled recently due to fitness and form concerns. Raducanu was awarded a wildcard entry but decided to skip the event.
Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur is third on the list. The 29-year-old decided to skip the tournament because of fitness concerns. "I have to listen to my body and follow the advice of my medical team. Unfortunately I will not be able to participate in the Paris 2024 Olympics,” she said. Jabeur is a three-time Grand Slam runner-up but has found it hard to keep the momentum going this year. Her best outing in the 2024 season came in the recently concluded French Open, where she lost in the quarterfinal to America’s Coco Gauff with a score of 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Paula Badosa:
Spain’s tennis star Paula Badosa has also decided not to participate in the event. The 26-year-old has struggled with fitness concerns, especially after suffering a back injury in 2023 that ruled her out of action for more than six months.
World number three, Aryna Sabalenka, will not participate in the upcoming competition. The two-time Grand Slam winner, who won the Australian Open earlier this year, released a detailed statement explaining her reason behind not playing in the mega-event: "I prefer to rest a bit to make sure I am ready physically and health-wise for the hard court, and I will prepare well before going to the hard-court season and better for my body.”
America’s young tennis star Ben Shelton will also miss the competition. The 21-year-old announced a statement where he explained that he would like to take a break after Wimbledon to prepare for the US Open. "I'll be in Europe for two months before Wimbledon and then, you know, I want to prepare and really prepare for the US Open,” he said. “So having to go back to Europe to play on the clay, a different surface, you know, messes up some tournaments leading up to the US Open I think it's difficult in the tennis this schedule."

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