Nadal To Miss Wimbledon
Two-time champion afflicted by left wrist injury
Two-time champion Rafael Nadal has announced that he will not play at this year’s Championships at Wimbledon. Two weeks ago, the 30-year-old Spaniard cut short his bid for a 10th Roland Garros title as he withdrew prior to his third-round match with a left wrist injury.
“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,” Nadal said via Facebook. “As you can all imagine, it’s a very tough decision, but the injury I suffered at Roland Garros needs time to heal... Thank you all for your support, especially my fans. Your kind messages mean so much to me.”
Nadal won the Wimbledon title in consecutive tournament appearances in 2008 (d. Federer) and ’10 (d. Berdych), after sitting out the tournament in 2009 due to knee tendonitis. Last year, he lost to Dustin Brown 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the second round.