20 time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, who suffered only his third defeat in French Open against Novak has decided to pull out of both Wimbledon 2021 and Tokyo Olympics. The Spaniard took to Twitter and made this announcement. It comes on the back of a hard-fought defeat against World no.1 Novak Djokovic in the Rolan Garros semi-finals.
Rafael Nadal official statement on twitter:
"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.
To clarify, he shared another tweet stating that he is withdrawing from the following championships to prolong his career.
He also expressed his love towards his fans and followers in the United Kingdom and Japan. In addition, to all of this Rafael Nadal also expressed his gratitude towards the Olympic games and how honoured he was to be the flag bearer of his country.
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