Nick Kyrgios has decided on Friday not to participate in the Olympics.

Due to the absence of spectators, the Australian does not want to take action in Tokyo.

The Japanese government initially hoped that the stadiums could be filled with a maximum of ten thousand spectators, but the rising number of corona infections has put that plan in jeopardy.

On Thursday, it was decided not to allow fans at all during the Olympic games.

"It's a dream for me to represent Australia at the Olympics and I may never get that chance again, but I know myself. The thought of playing in an empty stadium just doesn't feel right. It's always been like that Kyrgios wrote on social media.

"In addition, I don't want to take the place of another Australian who is fully fit. I will take all the time to get my body back in order. I wish all Australians good luck at the Games and I look forward to seeing you soon at the job."

Nick Kyrgios had to give up at Wimbledon last week.

Nick Kyrgios had to give up at Wimbledon last week.

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Kyrgios yet another appealing name that does not go to Tokyo

The 26-year-old Kyrgios gave up injured in his third round match at Wimbledon against Canadian talent FĂ©lix Auger-Aliassime last week.

The 'enfant terrible' played his first tournament since the Australian Open early this year and lacked match rhythm.

Due to the absence of Kyrgios, who often guarantees spectacle on the court, the Olympic tennis tournament loses an appealing name again.

Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Serena Williams and Simona Halep, among others, previously decided not to go to Tokyo.

Roger Federer's participation is still uncertain.

The Olympics begin on July 23 and run through August 8.

The Tokyo tennis tournament will be held at Ariake Tennis Park from July 24 to August 1.