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Rafael Nadal Is Pulling Out of Wimbledon And Olympics

The world No. 3 seeded Spanish tennis star announced his decision in a series of tweets

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Rafael Nadal in a tweet announced that he is pulling out of the Wimbledon, starting June 28, and the Olympics, starting next month.

In a series of tweets, world No. 3 seeded Spanish tennis star announced his decision.

“Hi all, I have decided not to participate at this year’s Championships at Wimbledon and the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” Nadal said in a tweet on Thursday.

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,” he added.

“The goal is 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 the maximum level of competition.

“The fact that there have only been 2 weeks between RG and Wimbledon, 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 on looking at the mid and long term,” 35-year-old Nadal stated.

He further added, “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.

The Olympic Games always meant a lot and they were always a priority as a Sportsperson, I found the spirit that every sports person in the world wants to live. I personally had the chance to live 3 of them and had the honor to be the flag bearer for my country,” Nadal added.

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