Rafael Nadal has stated he is not going to be participating in Wimbledon or the Tokyo Olympics this 12 months. He introduced the transfer on social media, saying it was not “a straightforward determination” however “after listening to my physique” and discussing it along with his staff he stated it was “the precise determination”.
“Hello all, not one thing I like to write down however wished to tell you guys that I’ve determined to not take part at this 12 months’s Championships at Wimbledon and the Olympic Video games in Tokyo.
It’s by no means a straightforward determination to take however after listening to my physique and talk about it with my staff I perceive that it’s the proper determination with the objective to extend my profession and proceed to do what makes me pleased, that’s to compete on the highest degree and maintain preventing for these skilled and private targets at he most degree of competitors.
The truth that there has solely been two weeks between Roland Garros and Wimbledon this 12 months, didn’t make it simpler on my physique to recuperate after the all the time demanding clay courtroom season. They’ve been two months of nice effort and the choice I take is concentrated wanting on the mid and long run.
Sport prevention of any form of extra in my physique is an important issue at this stage of my profession with a view to attempt to maintain preventing for the very best degree of competitors and titles.
I wish to ship a particular message to my followers all over the world, to these in the UK and Japan specifically. The Olympic Video games have all the time meant loads in my profession they usually had been all the time a precedence as a Sports activities particular person and fan, I discovered the spirit that each sports activities particular person on the earth needs to stay at the very least as soon as of their profession. I personally had the prospect to stay 3 of them and even had the distinction to be the flag bearer for my nation.“