Canadian Denis Shapovalov will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics, the athlete announced on Monday, citing "safety" reasons in the current conditions.
Shapovalov is the highest-ranked Canadian in the ATP tour, currently at No. 14.
"Hey everyone, after careful consideration I wanted to let you know that I will not be participating in the Olympics this year," Shapovalov's statement reads. "Representing Canada means the world to me, but due to the current situation my team and I have decided this is the best decision for everyone’s safety."
The 22-year-old has yet to make his Olympic debut, and will look to do so in Paris 2024.
"I can’t wait to represent Canada at future Olympic games," Shapovalov added.