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Why didn't Rafael Nadal participate in Wimbledon 2021?

The two time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal had decided to skip this year's Wimbledon championship. Check out why Rafael Nadal didn't participate in Wimbledon 2021?

Arkya Mitra
Last updated: 17.07.2021
Why did not Rafael Nadal participate in Wimbledon 2021

The two time Wimbledon champion and currently world number 3 , Rafael Nadal had decided to skip this year's Wimbledon championship. This came as a huge shock to all the tennis lovers across the world. Even the organisers feared its consequences because the government had allowed the organisers to hold a near capacity crowd in the stadium.

Rafael Nadal took Twitter to announce this decision. He mentioned it as a hard one to take as he wants to participate and win every single tournament. He said that there had been two weeks between Roland Garros and Wimbledon. The transition between clay and grass isn't easy as the first surface is slower. He said that right now he needs to prevent every tension on his body especially at this time of his career. He said that he took this decision alongwith his coaches and said that he is focusing on his mid-term and long term goal. His goal is to prolong his career as much as possible. Nadal was forced to take this decision because French Open was delayed to

allow the tournament to take place under fewer coronavirus restrictions.

Many critics thought that Nadal took this decision to avoid this championship as his record is not as good as in other tournaments. Many fans were disappointed with his decision as usual. Everybody wanted their favourite player to see them on the court, especially after Wimbledon

was suspended last year due to coronavirus.


His coach, Carlos Moya said that he is simply exhausted. He also added that the clay court tour was very tough with a lot of physical and mental pressure. Two years ago, Rafael Nadal reached a point of great mental fatigue that was very difficult to get out of and he indicated that he is close to that again. He cannot afford to play a Grand Slam if he is not at one hundred


With this decision , many of his fans are starting to fear whether he has reached the autumn of his career. We all love to see him play and dominate every single match and seeing him making such a decision makes us really sad but to see him play and win tournaments in the future, we have to accept such decisions from the legend.

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