Rafael Nadal will miss the London Olympics
Bad news for the Spanish tennis fans as Rafael Nadal won`t be able to defend his Gold Medal won in 2008 in Beijing!
The 26-years-old Rafael Nadal will not compete at the London Olympics after he declared that he did not managed to recover from his knee injury; therefore he is not on a condition to compete.
“I am not in a condition to be able to compete. It is one of the saddest moments of my career,” said Nadal at a press conference.
Earlier this month, the Spaniard played a charity match against Novak Djokovic, but he was forced to retire because he was suffering from tendonitis. Rafael Nadal`s knee problems started when he surprisingly eliminated by 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol, in the second round of the Wimbledon tournament, on June 28.
Even though he would not participate in the opening ceremony on July 27, Nadal said that he will support his team-mates throughout the entire tournament.
“I have to think about my team-mates, I cannot be an egotist and think about myself here. I have to think about Spanish sport, and that one of my team-mates who is better prepared than me can take my place and compete to the best of his ability.”
Rafael Nadal, who is 98-59 in his career record, managed to win his seventh Roland Garros title this year, realizing a new record.