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Rafael Nadal has given up Wimbledon and the Olympics in Tokyo

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№3 tennis player in the world Rafael Nadal will not participate in this year’s edition of Wimbledon, nor in the Olympic tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Games. The two-time champion of the most prestigious tournament in the Grand Slam (2008, 2010) and winner of two Olympic gold medals. of a single from Beijing `08 and a couple from Rio de Janeiro` 16, announced its decision through a series of messages on Twitter.

“Hello, everyone. I have decided not to take part in the Wimbledon at the Tokyo Olympics this year. It’s never easy to make such a decision, but after listening to my body and discussing it with my team, I realized it was the right one. “, wrote the 35-year-old Spaniard on a social network.

Nadal explained that his goal is to prolong his career as much as possible. And he clarified that the condensed calendar weighed heavily in his decision.

“The fact that there are only two weeks between Roland Garros and Wimbledon does not make it easier for my body to recover from the always exhausting season of glue. It’s been two months of tremendous effort and I’m making this decision focused on my medium- and long-term plans, “Rafa said.

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In conclusion, he addressed his supporters and the organizers of the two biggest tennis events this summer.

“I want to send special greetings to my fans around the world and especially to those in the UK and Japan. The Olympics have always meant a lot to me and have been a priority for me as an athlete. “I had the opportunity to experience the spirit of the Olympics three times, as well as to be the flag bearer of my country,” the left-hander from Manacor concluded.

Wimbledon also reacted to the news of Nadal’s resignation with a post on Twitter. “We hope to see you next year”, wrote from “All England Club”.

This year’s edition of the British Open will take place from June 28 to July 11. The Olympic Games in Tokyo are scheduled from July 23 to August 8.

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