China’s tennis aces making big personal sacrifices to represent country at pandemic-hit Tokyo Games
Editor’s Note: In the fifth installment of China Daily’s Tokyo Olympics preview series, we take an in-depth look at the Chinese women’s tennis squad.
With a growing list of international stars giving Tokyo 2020 a miss, China’s patriotic tennis aces have embraced the pandemic-hit Games as an opportunity to emulate their predecessors’ Olympic success.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are among a host of top players to have opted out of the Olympic tournament.
Some, like Federer, have cited injuries or a desire to stay focused on the professional circuit, while others have blamed concerns over the health risks and restrictions…