Spanish No.1 Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from Wimbledon Open 2016 after failing to recover from a wrist injury he suffered during the French Open 3rd round.
In a Facebook post, Nadal confirmed the news to his fans and expressed his desire to return to full fitness as soon as possible.
“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.
“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.”
The two time Wimbledon champion’s participation was already in doubt when his coach and uncle, Toni Nadal said that there is no timetable for his nephew’s return.
We hope that Nadal recovers from his wrist injury soon and gives a good show in the upcoming Rio Olympics.