Much will be different at these Olympic Games – thanks to Corona. But it’s not just the tough rules that cause irritation among athletes.
The German tennis player Laura Siegemund (33) blasphemed after one night about the Olympic village in Tokyo. The German number two: “I’m surprised how spartan it is. It’s always Spartan. But there is almost a bit of a shell atmosphere. I am surprised with how little love it is prepared. “
“There is no lawn in the village; they put a green outdoor carpet there. If it had been planted green, it would look completely different, ”reveals the world ranking list-61. also.
The apartment, which Siegmund shares with the other German tennis women Anna-Lena Friedsam (27) and Mona Barthel (31), is not the best. Nails can be seen on the walls. “There is no wallpaper at all,” reports the US Open double winner from 2020. And further: “The chair is made of one piece, such a plastic chair.”
Fed Cup coach Rainer Schüttler (45) takes things more calmly. The ex-professional: “You have to take it as it is. We play Olympia, how awesome it is actually at this time. “
The draw for the singles and doubles competitions takes place on Thursday, the Olympic tennis tournament starts on Saturday. Angelique Kerber (33) from Kiel, who won silver in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, had to cancel due to an injury.