Rafael Nadal made it official today withdrawing from Wimbledon due to his injured left wrist.
“Hi everybody. I’m sad to announce that after talking to my doctors, and receiving the results of my last medical revision, I won’t be able to play at Wimbledon this year,” the 30-year-old Nadal wrote on Facebook. “As you can all imagine, it’s a very tough decision, but the injury I suffered at Roland Garros needs time to heal. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to join in the pre-tournament event #TheBoodles at #Stokepark that I attended in previous years.
“Thank you all for your support, especially my fans. Your kind messages mean so much to me.”
Nadal couldn’t finish the French Open abruptly pulling out ahead of his third round match.
It’s the first time the 2-time champion has not played Wimbledon since 2009, and the third time after 2004. Since reaching the final there in 2011, Nadal has won just five matches there the last four years.
Nadal joins Tommy Robredo and Thanasi Kokkinakis as men who have withdrawn from the upcoming event.
Nadal’s next big event would be the Olympics in August.
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