Official: Rafael Nadal to skip Wimbledon to focus on Olympic Games

Wednesday, 12 June 2024 at 14:15
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It was a news that was expected and even more after he is going to dispute the Olympic Games both in the singles and doubles with Carlos Alcaraz: Rafael Nadal will not play Wimbledon 2024. The news has been confirmed by David Ferrer.
Nadal has decided to take the smart decision not to be part of the main draw of Wimbledon to go all out for a Games where he will aspire to medal in both the singles and doubles with Carlitos Alcaraz, forming a magical team.
In this way (although it was not expected that he would win, far from it), Nadal will retire from professional tennis with two Wimbledon titles won in 2008 and 2010. There will always be the thorn in the side of the withdrawal due to injury that the Spaniard had forced on him before playing his semifinal match of the 2022 edition, where he was set to play against Nick Kyrgios, and in the case of beating him, play the final against Novak Djokovic.
A very exciting scenario for Spain at the Olympic Games.
We are facing a very promising scenario for Spanish tennis in Paris 2024. On the one hand, Nadal will play his last Olympic Games in style, on the Roland Garros courts that have given him so much joy throughout his successful career. On the other hand, Alcaraz will return to the facilities where less than a week ago he was proclaimed champion of the Roland Garros for the first time, being the third Grand Slam he has achieved at only 21 years old.
In addition, there will be another men's doubles pairing with Marcel Granollers as he is one of the best in the world in this discipline. His partner will be Alejandro Davidovich Fokina or Pablo Carreño Busta, pending confirmation. And in the women's draw there will be Cristina Bucsa and Sara Sorribes Tormo, who won the Madrid Open 2024 together.

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