“Everybody has been respectful and Andy cares about people,” Great Britain tennis coach Leon Smith told ESPN.com. “That’s why he is in the village, so he can be around the other athletes and spend time with them.”
Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked men’s player, said earlier this year that he wouldn’t stay in the Olympic Village. Serena and Venus Williams have stayed in the village in past Olympics, but aren’t there this year, the Los Angeles Times reported.
U.S. golfer Bubba Watson originally was scheduled to live in a high-rise in Rio de Janeiro, USA Today reported, but instead roomed with fellow pro golfer Rickie Fowler in the village.
Watson, a two-time Masters champion, has tweeted several photos of himself hanging out with other members of Team USA and at other Olympic competitions, such as field hockey, table tennis and badminton.
Team USA player Denis Kudla said Watson “loves being part of the U.S. team; you notice that within about two seconds,” USA Today reported.
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