When it returned to the Olympic world (in 1984, after sixteen years of absence), tennis was observed with distance, suspicion.
In view of the condescension paraded, the absence of headliners preferring vacations to even a golden getaway, discipline was a foreign body.
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Before, gradually taking on the Games, to find a nice place in the program, through stars applied, involved and crowned: from Steffi Graf to Andy Murray, from Serena Williams to Justine Henin, from Rafael Nadal to Roger Federer (in gold in doubles, in silver in singles).
Patatras in 2021, tennis came back to Tokyo.
The stakes are elsewhere, bodies and heads worn out by the repetition of sanitary bubbles and their constraints have refused the obstacle.
Too far, too high… Five members of the top 10 (Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, Matteo Berrettini, Denis Shapovalov) and 27 members of the top 50 are absent among the men.
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