Rafael Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics

World number three, Rafael Nadal has withdrawn out of this year’s Wimbledon and Olympics as he doesn’t want to give more pressure on his body. The decision of pulling out from the Championships was not easy for him but he thinks it’s the right decision for his body.

“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,” announced the player via his Twitter handle.

After a long clay-court session in French Open, where the Spaniard was defeated by world number one Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals last week, that broke his bid for a 14th French Open title, Nadal wants to listen to his body and give it some rest to recover and regain energy.

20-time Grand Slam champion, who won the Wimbledon titles in 2008 and 2010, has spent alot of his efforts on the games this season, he is not ready to force his body to another tournament as there are only two weeks of the gap between the finishing of the French Open and the starting of Wimbledon. Usually, there are given three weeks of the gap between the two majors. 

 

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