Rafael Nadal, The Tennis Legend Hints At Skipping The

Rafael Nadal, The Tennis Legend Hints At Skipping The Wimbledon To Better Prepare For Olympics

Rafael Nadal made a suggestion that he would forego this year’s Wimbledon in order to focus more on getting ready for the Olympics.

On Monday, Rafael Nadal made his way back to the renowned Court Philippe-Chartier court in Paris to take on Alexander Zverev in a highly anticipated round one match. In that encounter, the Spaniard was a significant underdog and eventually lost.

Despite numerous opportunities for the 14-time Roland Garros champion to turn the tide of the match in his favor, the German was simply too powerful. He spoke to the audience briefly after the game, but as per his wish, there was no grand farewell.

Nadal Hints At Skipping Wimbledon To Better Prepare For Olympics

He’s made a few indications that this isn’t the last time he plays at the event or even on that particular court. Nadal will probably make a comeback at the Olympic competition held on these courts later this summer.

He can choose to stay and train on clay instead of attending Wimbledon and the whole grass season in order to better prepare for it.

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“To be honest, it looks tough. I’m not sure what’s going on right now, but it seems like it will be challenging to switch to grass after the Olympics on clay. Thus, I am unable to verify anything. I have to speak with the team. I have a ton of facts tremendous evaluate.”

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Given how much he has struggled with injuries lately, there is virtually little likelihood that he will go to grass and then return to clay. Even though the location and event are legendary, it isn’t worth it because grass is the surface on which he is least likely to be harmful at this stage of his career.

“But I don’t think it’s going to be smart after all the things that happened to my body now make a big transition to a completely different surface and then come back immediately to clay, no?”

He’s at a point in his life where every decision he makes matters greatly, therefore he can’t afford to make the incorrect one.

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