Nadal quits Olympics

HUGE UPSET. Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during his loss to Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol in their second round men's singles match on day four of the 2012 Wimbledon Championship. AFP.

Recovering from a knee injury, Spanish tennis player star and defending Olympic champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the London Olympics because he’s not fit enough. “It is one of the saddest moments of my career,” the eleven-time Grand Slam singles champion said in a statement on July 19. Nadal added: “I have to think about my team mates… I am not in condition to compete in the London Olympics, so I will not be travelling as planned with the Spanish delegation to compete in them.” Nadal was knocked out of Wimbledon in the second round on June 28 in a shock defeat by Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic, who was then ranked 100th in the world.

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