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Rafael Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics

Nadal, who reached the French Open semifinals this month but lost to Novak Djokovic, won the title at Wimbledon twice. He also won the Olympic gold medal in singles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

June 17, 2021 / 05:35 PM IST
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal will not play at Wimbledon or at the Tokyo Olympics, saying Thursday he has decided to skip the two tournaments after listening to his body.

Nadal, who reached the French Open semifinals this month but lost to Novak Djokovic, won the title at Wimbledon twice. He also won the Olympic gold medal in singles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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 the maximum level of competition, Nadal said.

He said the fact there was only two weeks between Roland Garros and Wimbledon didnt make it easier on his body to recover from the always demanding clay-court season.

 
Associated Press
first published: Jun 17, 2021 05:35 pm

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