Rafael Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics
In a press release posted on his official Twitter web page, the 20-time grand slam champion mentioned: “It is by no means a straightforward determination to take however after listening to my physique and talk about it with my crew I perceive that it’s the proper determination.
“The objective is to lengthen my profession and proceed to do what makes me pleased, that’s to compete on the highest stage and hold combating for these skilled and private objectives on the most stage of competitors.
“The truth that there has solely been 2 weeks between RG [Roland Garros] and Wimbledon, did not make it simpler on my physique to recuperate after the all the time demanding clay courtroom season. They’ve been two months of nice effort and the choice I take is targeted trying on the mid and long run,” added Nadal.
Nadal’s final outing on a tennis courtroom was a semifinal defeat to Novak Djokovic on the this month’s French Open — solely his third ever defeat on the Parisian clay.
Wimbledon is scheduled to run from 28 June to 11 July, with the Tokyo Olympics poised to be staged from 23 July to eight August.