Rafael Nadal renounces Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics.
He announced it today, with a long post on his Instagram profile. "I want to inform you - Nadal writes - that I have decided not to participate in the next edition of Wimbledon which will be held from June 28 to July 11. Nor will I play in the Olympic Games scheduled for July 24-30. After listening to my body and talking to my team, I realized that it is the right decision to extend my sports career and continue to do what makes me happy: to compete at the highest level and keep fighting for professional and personal challenges at the highest levels ".
"The fact that there are only two weeks between Roland Garros and Wimbledon - explains the Spanish champion - this year did not help my body to recover from the always demanding season on clay. They were two months of great commitment and the The decision I make is focused on the medium and long term. At this moment in my career as an athlete, an important part is preventing any kind of excess in my body, which could prevent me from fighting for the titles in the medium and long term. " Nadal finally sends "a special greeting to all my fans around the world, to those in the UK and Japan. The Olympic Games have meant a lot in my career and have always been a priority as an athlete, where I found the environment. that every athlete wants to hear at least once in their career.Personally I was lucky enough to experience them intensely on three occasions and also - he concludes - to be the standard bearer of my country ".