Rafael Nadal will not play at Wimbledon because of the wrist injury that forced him out of the French Open.
Our champion initially felt pain in his left wrist at the Madrid Open last month but it worsened at Roland Garros and he withdrew ahead of his third-round match.
Rafa wrote on his Facebook page:
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 The Boodles at Stoke Park that I attended in previous years.
Thank you all for your support, especially my fans. Your kind messages mean so much to me.