Patrick Mouratoglou makes interesting confession about Rafael Nadal

The Spanish champion has confirmed to fans that he will withdraw from Wimbledon

by Simone Brugnoli
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Patrick Mouratoglou makes interesting confession about Rafael Nadal
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"During my post-match press conference at Roland Garros I was asked about my summer schedule, and since then I have been training only on clay. Yesterday it was announced that I will play the Paris Olympics in the summer, my last.

With that in mind, I believe (by mutual agreement with my team) that the best thing for my body is not to change surfaces and to continue playing on red until that date. That is why I will miss playing the Wimbledon Championships this year.

Rafael Nadal
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I am saddened not to be able to experience the fantastic atmosphere of this extraordinary event that will always be in my heart, and to be with all the British fans who have always given me great support. I will miss you all."

With this message that appeared on social media, Rafael Nadal confirmed the latest news that has emerged about him in recent hours. In a long interview with Tennis Majors, Patrick Mouratoglou reflected on Nadal’s current status.

Patrick Mouratoglou opens up on Rafael Nadal

“Everyone thought that this could be Rafael Nadal’s last match, that he was no longer ready to compete at this level, but all these statements are totally wrong,” Patrick Mouratoglou began in defence of the player from Manacor. “What I saw was the opposite, I saw a player who now feels good, who knows that he can still compete.

Rafael Nadal
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I think that match with Zverev made him feel that he can return to the highest level, even if he lost in three sets. Considering the little time he had to train and prepare, the quality of tennis he was able to produce was very high, but he lost due to a lack of consistency, which is normal when you come from a period of ups and downs.”

Rafa appeared on the official entry list for the London event due to his protected ranking, but the chances that he would actually participate were low. The first confirmations have come: Rafael Nadal will not return to play the prestigious Wimbledon tournament two years later.

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