(June 9, 2016) Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal will be absent from the tournament this year, withdrawing with the same wrist injury which forced him to withdraw before his third round match at the French Open. He posted his announcement on social media:
Hi everybody. I’m sad to announce that after talking to my doctors, and receiving the results of my last medical… https://t.co/BBl4BOtL45
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) June 9, 2016
Hola a todos. Quería anunciaros que tras consultar con mi médico y vistos los resultados de la pasada revisión médica, no podré participar en la próxima edición de Wimbledon.
Como podéis imaginar es una decisión triste pero la lesión sufrida en mi muñeca en Roland Garros necesita tiempo para sanar. Tampoco podré participar en el evento previo #TheBoodles en Stoke Park donde ya participé en anteriores ocasiones.
Gracias a todos por el apoyo, sobre todo a mis fans que siempre me envían notas de cariño.
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 #TheBoodles at #Stokepark that I attended in previous years.
Thank you all for your support, especially my fans. Your kind messages mean so much to me.
The world No. 4 will be replaced in the draw by Spanish countryman Albert Montanes. Nadal, who last won Wimbledon in 2010 has only been able to reach the fourth round of The Championships once since his last Wimbledon title.
Wimbledon announced other withdrawals on Thursday – Spain’s Tommy Robredo (elbow injury) and Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis (shoulder injury). Taking their place in the draw will be Portugal’s Gastao Elias and Facundo Bagnis of Argentina.