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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon 2021, Tokyo Olympics

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon 2021 and Tokyo Olympics Tennis tournament.




Rafael Nadal has announced that he will not take part in either Wimbledon or the Olympic Games.


The decision comes days after Novak Djokovic was at his best to down the Spaniard, 3-6 6-3 7-6 6-2, during their French Open semi-final.



When Rafael Nadal won the titles in Wimbledon & Olympic Tennis.


Nadal has won two Olympic gold medals - in the singles at Beijing 2008 and the doubles at Rio 2016.


The two-time Wimbledon winner reached the semi-final stage of The Championships in 2018 and 2019, losing to Djokovic and Roger Federer, and last won the grass-court Grand Slam in 2010.




Spaniard Rafael Nadal Official Statement about withdrawal of Wimbledon 2021, Tokyo Olympics.



"It's never an easy decision but after listening to my body and discussing it with my team I understand that it is the right decision," said the Spaniard.


"The goal is to prolong my career and continue to do what makes me happy."


The 35-year-old added: "That is to compete at the highest level and keep fighting for those professional and personal goals at the maximum level of competition."


"The fact that there has only been two weeks between Roland Garros and Wimbledon didn't make it easier on my body to recuperate after the always demanding clay-court season," Nadal said in a Twitter post announcing the news.


"They have been two months of great effort and the decision I take is focused looking at the mid and long term."



"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," Nadal added.



"The Olympic Games always meant a lot and they were always a priority as a sportsperson, I found the spirit that every sportsperson in the world wants to live," Nadal said.


"I personally had the chance to live three of them and had the honour to be the flagbearer for my country."




2021 Wimbledon & Olympic Tennis start dates & Final dates.



Wimbledon is due to start on Monday June 28 and run through to Sunday July 11, 

with the tennis tournament at the Olympics starting on Saturday July 24 and finishing on Friday July 30.




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