"Fairness for athletes all over the world remains my number one priority. I will never let clean athletes become hostages of political games. Under the International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories there are many possible consequences that do not impact the athletes," he continued.
"Last year's French Open was the most special tournament of my career so this is not a decision I have made lightly," the Australian added.
"We have good bench players, which makes me be confident when facing the upcoming new season," the 54-year-old added.
The six-time US Open champion will next face compatriot and 2017 champion Sloane Stephens.
Beijing Guoan's second-place position and Wuhan Zall's third position remain unchanged in Group B. Enditem
"Catalyzing, accelerating developments shared in amongst the citizens of a given city region or country. The Games represent a formidable asset to accelerate some long term developments. This is what has been done for Beijing 2022, and we've learned a lot." Enditem
Tokyo 2020 organizing committee spokesman Masa Takaya said that Coates' comments have shown the IOC is "fully committed" to delivering the Games. He said that Tokyo 2020 will "carefully monitor the situation" and take countermeasures to ensure a safe and secure Games.
"I'm happy for the mentality, the performance, the boys really played brilliantly," Mancini told Italian broadcaster Rai.
However, it was a day of mixed feelings for local fans because fellow Frenchman Thibaut Pinot fell on the second climb of the day and finished over 25 minutes behind Peters, whose hopes of becoming the first home rider to win the Tour since 1985 have diminished, as he sits around 19 minutes behind on the overall standings.
Zhang Weiwei posted her best result of the early season when the 23-year-old Hubei native carded a bogey-free round featuring six birdies.
"It's a great result for Wolf because in my first four majors I only won one match," Medvedev said. "In his first one he has already won two, so I'm sure he's going to be climbing up the rankings and playing good."