"Nadal Olympics decision not made on a whim" says Pablo Carreno Busta
The decision caught many by surprise and Nadal himself explained it was not an easy decision and it was made in order to extend his career. That was the phrasing Nadal offered but his coach Carlos Moya followed up the statement with an interview in which he explained that Nadal was tired mentally and physically after a gruelling clay season.
His compatriot and Davis Cup teammate, Pablo Carreno Busta was asked about his decision and he said:
“Rafa In the end, he’s a 35-year-old player who has already won two gold medals, one individual and one in doubles. He has played a lot throughout his career. But he had already given up on Wimbledon. It was certainly not [on] a whim. Of course, you have given it a lot of thought and what is best for your career."
Carreno Busta recently won his 6th career trophy at the Hamburg European Open- The trophy is the biggest Carreno won in his career and it proved he is in good shape ahead of the Olympic Games where he will represent Spain. Asked about that he said:
“It’s true that there are a lot of injuries and everyone has their reasons. Some because of the timing, others because of the injuries. I gave the reasons why I wanted to go from the start and I will.”