Wimbledon 2016: Injured Rafael Nadal pulls out of the Championships
The former World No.1 confirmed the news on his Facebook page on Thursday.
New Delhi: Two-time champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of 2016 Wimbledon due to an injury to his left wrist. The former World No.1 confirmed the news on his Facebook page on Thursday.
The 30-year-old was forced to withdrew from the recently concluded French Open with with the injury after the second round.
"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," the 14-time Grand Slam winner said.
"As you can all imagine, it`s a very tough decision, but the injury I suffered at Roland Garros needs time to heal. Thank you all for your support, especially my fans. Your kind messages mean so much to me," the Spaniard added.
Nadal's wrist problem is the latest in a long list of injuries – including to his knees, back and shoulder – which have seen him miss a number of majors in his career.