A little speculation has been made after leaving the arena in the semi-finals of Roland Garros 2021 and today, through its social channels, the confirmation has arrived: Rafael Nadal will not participate in the Wimbledon Championships (June 28-July 11) and the Tokyo Olympics (July 24-30)..
The Mallorca champion has been forced to forgo these important events to manage his physique saddled with several high-intensity matches. A conscious decision dictated by a program that cannot be affected by the longer recovery times associated with the original champion’s record in Manacor.
“Hello all. I want to inform you that I have decided not to participate in the next edition of Wimbledon, which will take place from June 28 to July 11. I won’t even play in the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for July 24-30. It wasn’t an easy decision either I took it into account by taking into account my body’s responses and speaking to my team. I understood it was the right choice to continue playing at the highest level.
The short recovery period between Roland Garros and Wimbledon did not allow me to prepare well after a difficult season on clay.. These months have been stressful, so all this is aimed at prevention. So I would like to salute all the fans from the UK and Japan. The Olympics have meant something important to my career and have always been a priority. Personally, I was fortunate to have lived through them in three circumstances, one of them was my country’s flag bearerRafa’s words.
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The absence of Nadal, which will logically affect the draw for tournaments as well as games in which one of the players loses the dance for the final success.
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