Tennis great and 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal said on Thursday that he will be pulling out of Tokyo Games and Wimbledon 2021. He said that he wants to focus on taking care of his body and prolonging his career

Nadal was beaten in the French Open semi-final earlier this month. He has won Wimbledon twice in 2008 and 2010 and won the Olympic gold in men's singles tennis in 2008.

   

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Tokyo Olympics and Wimbledon 2021, says focus is on prologing career

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Tennis great and 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal said on Thursday that he will be pulling out of Tokyo Games and Wimbledon 2021 in a bid to focus on taking care of his body and prolonging his career.

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Rafael Nadal, who was beaten by eventual champion Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros earlier this month, said the short gap between Roland Garros and Wimbledon, starting June 28, doesn't allow him enough time to recover. Nadal maintained that Olympic Games will always be special to him and that he had the honour of representing Spain in the 3 Olympics.

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Nadal has won Wimbledon twice in 2008 and 2010 and won the Olympic gold in men's singles tennis in 2008.