The Royal Spanish Tennis Federation has released a statement supporting the decision to delay the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021. In a statement posted on their website, the RFET says, "Following the decision of the International Olympic Committee (CIO) to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until the summer of 2021, the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) wants to express its support for the entire Olympic movement at this difficult time.
We know that sport is now a secondary element in the global pandemic situation that we are going through and that is why we support the decision that affects athletes in our specialty, tennis, who had so many possibilities for success this coming summer.
However, now is not the time for sporting objectives, our main fight focuses on frontal combat against the Covid-19. From the RFET we have supported the movement #YoMeQuedoEnCasa and #TenisEnCasa and we are promoting different challenges in our social networks to entertain fans and those who are not.
We insist, social discipline is key to success. Our most iconic tennis players are complying with all these precautions and will soon give us sporting triumphs again. Among them, at the Tokyo Olympics, now in the summer of 2021.
Spanish coach Sergi Bruguera explained that: "I think it is a good decision. The Olympic Games are the most important event in sport and nobody, I think, would arrive in the best conditions, physically or mentally. I think it is a wise decision and that It will give all athletes, federations and countries time to reorganize to prepare them as needed." Burguera won the silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Games, losing to Andre Agassi in the final.