Rafael Nadal announced Thursday on social networks that he was giving up participating in the next Wimbledon tournament (June 28-July 11) as well as the Tokyo Olympics (July 23-August 8) in order to "let his body recover" .
"The goal is to extend my career and continue to do what makes me happy, which is to play at the highest level," writes the 35-year-old, Olympic champion in singles in 2008 and in doubles. in 2016, winner of 20 Grand Slam titles, and who lost last Friday in the semi-final of Roland-Garros against the future winner Novak Djokovic.
The native of Manacor, however, has no intention of stopping tennis: "The objective is to extend my career and to continue doing what makes me happy, that is to say to compete at the highest level. and continue to fight for these professional and personal goals at the highest level of competition, ”he added.