At 46, this is likely to be Jorgen Persson's last Olympics. So a Chinese journalist asked him if he would be interested in coaching.
"In China?" he replied. "Yes, but in China I don't believe they need coaches."
Persson, Jean-Michelle Saive and Zoran Primorac all lost their singles matches on Sunday. They've played in all seven Olympics since the sport was introduced in 1988, and this is most surely their last.
Saive is 42 and lost in the second round to Kalinikos Kreanga of Greece. He played with a back and leg injury, which signaled the end may be near.
"They keep asking about Rio," the Belgian said, referring to the 2016 games in Brazil. "Rio is so far away. I don't know how my body will react."
Ditto for 43-year-old Primorac.
"No, I don't think so," the Croat said. "I feel fit, but the body is not the same as before."
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