Surprising news from the world of tennis! Rafa Nadal announced via his Facebook profile and revealed that he will not participate in Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics. His Facebook post: "Hi all, not something I like to write but wanted to inform you guys that I have decided not to participate at this year’s Championships at Wimbledon and the Olympic Games in Tokyo."
Nadal had previously talked to his team and decided that this was the best option for him at the moment "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 with the goal 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 he maximum level of competition."
"The fact that there has only been two weeks between Roland Garros and Wimbledon this year, didn’t make it easier on my body to recuperate after the always demanding clay court season." "They have been two months of great effort and the decision I take is focused looking at the mid and long term."
Nadal believes that prevention is the most important thing for him at this moment, precisely because he would be ready for the next challenges and for the next tournaments that await him. Obviously, his body can’t suffer as much effort as it used to "Sport prevention of any kind of excess in my body is a very important factor at this stage of my career in order to try to keep fighting for the highest level of competition and titles."
"I want to send a special message to my fans around the world, to those in the United Kingdom and Japan in particular." Nadal believes that the Olympic Games are everyone's dream, but that at this moment he simply cannot participate, but he is certainly proud of his earlier successes at the Olympic Games.
"The Olympic Games have always meant a lot in my career and they were always a priority as a Sports person and fan, I found the spirit that every sports person in the world wants to live at least once in their career."
"I personally had the chance to live 3 of them and even had the honor to be the flag bearer for my country.“