Less Fit, Nadal Clear Shown at Olympics

Olympic tennis men's defending champion, Rafael Nadal, surprisingly withdrew from London 2012. Spaniard is unwarranted at this condition is not fit enough to perform in the event of the Olympics. Nadal, who is recovering foot injury has not competed since defeated Lukas Rosol in the second round of Wimbledon 2012 Grand Slam. Players are supposed to be in charge of carrying the flag of Spain at the opening ceremony it was not fit enough to defend the gold medal achieved in Beijing 2008.
"I was not able to compete in London Olympics, so it will not go along with other Spanish athletes as the initial plan. I should not be selfish and must give place to colleagues who have prepared themselves well," Nadal said at the official website of the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET), www.rfet.es.
"This is the saddest day of my career. Perhaps one of the most special moments is a Spanish flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London, so you can imagine how difficult it is to make this decision," said Nadal.
RFET president, Jose Luis Escanuela, also deeply disappointed by the resignation of Nadal. Nevertheless, he hopes Nadal can quickly recover and get back to his best.
"This is very bad news. It is very difficult for us to lose Rafa, because he has always been an example for other players in terms of persistence and tenacity. I hope he recovers quickly," concluded Escanuela.

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