Will Rafael Nadal participate in the Olympics?Tennis star reveals the status of the Wimbledon Olympics

Fans who are eager for the return of the king (clay court) will wait a long time.

Rafael Nadal was reversed in the semi-finals of the French Open on June 11, losing to eventual championship champion Novak Djokovic in four sets. Although Nadal’s defeat prevented him from winning the most recent-and possibly record-breaking-Grand Slam victory, hard preparations and championship games forced him to leave the court in the next few months.

On June 17, Nadal revealed that he will be away from the stadium for a few months and will not participate in the game until the end of the summer, which annoys the fans waiting to watch Wimbledon’s history.

Here is what you need to know about Nadal’s absence:

Will Rafael Nadal participate in the Olympics?

On June 17, Nadal revealed that he would not participate in the Wimbledon Tennis Championships or the Tokyo Olympics, on the grounds that the main reason he stayed away from the court was to rest.

Wimbledon will start on June 28. The time interval between Nadal’s last match (June 11) and the start of Wimbledon is too short. The Olympics will begin in a month. Nadal has been plagued by injuries throughout his career. He plans to take a good rest of his body to prepare for the US Open in New York City on August 30.

Nadal tweeted a long post explaining his decision to withdraw from two events on Thursday:

Hello everyone, I decided not to participate in this year’s Wimbledon Championships and the Tokyo Olympics.This has never been an easy decision to make, but after listening to my body and discussing it with my team, I understand that this is the right decision

The goal is to extend my career and continue to do what makes me happy, which is to compete at the highest level and fight for those professional and personal goals in his (sic) highest level competitions.

The fact that there are only 2 weeks between RG and Wimbledon does not make it easier for my body to recover after the always demanding clay court season. They have put in tremendous effort for two months, and my decision is to focus on the medium and long term.

The Olympics are always of great significance. As an athlete, the Olympics has always been a priority. I have discovered the spirit that every athlete in the world wants to possess. I personally have the opportunity to live in 3 of them and have the honor to be the standard bearer of my country.

Nadal’s failure to qualify for the 2020 Olympics means that his gold medal performance in the 2016 doubles competition may be his last time to participate in the Olympics.

Nadal won two gold medals on behalf of Spain: in the 2016 doubles match with compatriot Mark Lopez and he defeated Chile’s Fernando Gonzalez in the 2008 singles match to win the gold medal.

Nadal has won Wimbledon twice and reached the final five times. He was the semi-finalist of the last two Wimbledon in 2018 and 2019.

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