Rafael Nadal announced on Thursday his decision not to participate in either the Wimbledon tournament or the Tokyo Olympics to “prevent any kind of excesses” in your body.
These excesses could prevent him from “continuing to fight in the medium and long term for the titles”, said the Spanish player, world number three.
“It is a decision that is never easy to make and after listening to my body and talking to my team, I understand that it is the right decision in order to extend my sports career and continue doing what makes me happy; compete at the highest level and continue fighting. for professional and personal challenges at the highest level in a competitive manner, “he said in a statement.
“The Olympics have meant a lot in my career and have always been a priority as an athlete; I found the environment that every athlete wants to feel at least once and personally I was lucky enough to experience them intensely on three occasions and also to be the flag bearer of my country”, he completed sadly.
After a few days off after Roland Garros, he will prepare for the US Open summer tour.
Hello everybody. I want to inform you that I have decided not to participate in the next edition of Wimbledon that will be held from June 28 to July 11. Nor will I play the Olympic Games finally scheduled for July 24-30.
– Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) June 17, 2021