Rafael Nadal announced Thursday on social media that he will not participate in the Wimbledon Championships – which will run from June 28 to July 11 – and in the Olympic Games – from July 24-30. The tennis player aims to “prolong his career”.
The Spanish tennis player asserts that this is “a decision that is never easy to make”, but notes that it is “the right one with the aim of prolonging his career” and continuing to do what “makes him happy”: “compete to the fullest level and continue to pursue professional and personal goals at the highest level and in a way that competitive.”
Nadal, in an Instagram post, explains that “the fact that there are only two weeks between Roland Garros and Wimbledon this year” has not helped him so that “the body can recover from the always demanding mud season.” “It’s been two months. One. A big effort, and the decision I’m making is focused on the medium and long term,” he points out.
“In these moments of my career as an athlete, an important part is preventing any kind of overexertion in my body that might prevent me from continuing to fight, in the medium and long term, for titles,” stressed Rafael Nadal, as he was still leaving. “Special Greetings” to all fans, specifically those in the UK and Japan.
“The Olympics have meant a lot to my career and have always been a sporting priority, finding the atmosphere that every athlete wants to feel at least once in their career. Personally, I have been fortunate to have been able to live it intensely on three occasions, along with representing my country” Spanish tennis player.
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