The last decision of the Italian tennis player Jannik Sinner, who, in the last hours, announced with a long post to give up the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, was not at all welcome by all. Sinner explained the reasons for this decision and hinted that he was not participating due to a precarious condition, but this decision created several controversies and criticisms, first on social media, and then by the former Italian Davis Cup captain and former number world no.7 Corrado Barazzutti.
The former tennis player attacked the young Italian star hard on his social networks, criticizing the choice and the ways in which the tennis player, increasingly in difficulty in recent weeks, gave up the Olympic Games.
Sinner has just came back from a period that saw him come out defeated in the first round both from the Queen’s tournament where he was surprisingly eliminated by Jack Draper and in Wimbledon where he was defeated in the first round by Marten Fucsovics, defeated after a battle in four sets.
Barazzutti’s attack on Jannik Sinner
The former Italian tennis player made the comparison with the number one in the world, the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. Here are his words: “It is impressive to see 34-years-old Djokovic excited to participate in the Olympics. Sorry to see Jannik Sinner 20 years mortifying the highest competition in the world as values.
Which no athlete without physical problems would give up for anything in the world. Especially at the first participation. Sinner has already given up on the Davis Cup twice. Obviously, if you do not believe in certain values, if certain principles are not valid, it is better to stay at home. Too bad for Jannik a more wrong choice was never made. Too bad for Lorenzo Musetti. Registrations are closed and he will not be able to replace him.”
Subsequently, Barazzutti himself rectified because thanks to an ITF concession: Lorenzo Musetti will be able to participate in the Olympic Games and be part of the team that already includes Matteo Berrettini, Lorenzo Sonego and Fabio Fognini.