Naomi Osaka says rising Coronavirus levels in Tokyo are a “major reason for concern” and she is “not quite certain” the Olympics should go on this late spring.
Tokyo is under a highly sensitive situation in the midst of a flood in cases, 10 weeks from the beginning of the rescheduled Games on 23 July.
Japanese world number two Osaka would make her Olympic introduction in Tokyo.
“I’m a competitor, and obviously my prompt idea is that I need to play in the Olympics,” she said.
“Yet, as a human, I would say we’re in a pandemic, and assuming individuals aren’t solid, and on the off chance that they’re not having a sense of security, it’s certainly a huge reason for concern.”
When asked by BBC Game on the off chance that it is fitting to organize the Games during a pandemic, the 23-year-old said: “Frankly, I’m not entirely certain.”
The Olympics will occur without global fans, while a choice on whether nearby fans can go to the Games will be made in June
Williams uncertain over Tokyo
In the interim, 23-time Amazing Pummel champion Serena Williams has raised questions over her cooperation in the Tokyo Olympics.
Williams, who has won one singles and three duplicates Olympic gold awards, is reluctant to invest energy away from her three-year-old little girl, Olympia.
“I haven’t went through 24 hours without her, so sort of answers the actual inquiry,” said the American, 39.
“I haven’t actually considered Tokyo, since it should be a year ago and now it’s this year, and afterward there is this pandemic and there is such a great amount to consider.
“At that point there are the Fabulous Pummels. It’s simply a ton. So I have truly been taking it each day in turn to say the least, and I unquestionably need to sort out my best courses of action.”