Rafael Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics to ‘prolong career’

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics. He had last featured in the French Open semifinals.
Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics. He had last featured in the French Open semifinals.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics: 20-time Grand slam champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the year’s third grand slam Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics.

“Hi all, I have decided not to participate at this year’s Championships at Wimbledon and the Olympic Games in Tokyo. It’s never an easy decision to take but after listening to my body and discuss it with my team I understand that it is the right decision,” he said in a tweet post.

“The goal is to prolong my career and continue to do what makes me happy, that is to compete at the highest level and keep fighting for those professional and personal goals at he maximum level of competition,” he added.

“The fact that there has only been 2 weeks between RG and Wimbledon, didn’t make it easier on my body to recuperate after the always demanding clay court season. They have been two months of great effort and the decision I take is focused looking at the mid and long term.”

“Sport prevention of any kind of excess in my body is a very important factor at this stage of my career in order to try to keep fighting for the highest level of competition and titles.I want to send a special message to my fans around the world, to those in the United Kingdom and Japan in particular.”

“The Olympic Games always meant a lot and they were always a priority as a Sports person, I found the spirit that every sports person in the world wants to live. I personally had the chance to live 3 of them and had the honor to be the flag bearer for my country,“ he signed off.

Notably, Wimbledon will start on June 28 while the Tokyo Olympics is set to begin on July 23.

Wimbledon: Nadal had last featured in the semifinals of the French Open where he lost to World No.1 Novak Djokovic in four sets. He had lost for the first time in the semifinals of the clay-court grand slam tournament.

The absence of Rafa Nadal from Wimbledon will open chance for Djokovic to clinch his record equal 20th grand slam while Swiss Tennis Maestro Roger Federer will look to win record 21st Grand Slam and overtake Nadal.

The development means Nadal will get plenty of time to make his comeback in the US Open.

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