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Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal confirmed that he will skip the upcoming Wimbledon to stay fit for his final Olympics in Paris. Nadal, over the last few years, has been dealing with multiple injuries which have kept him out of action for the majority of the competition.

On Wednesday, it was announced that the 38-year-old will join hands with French Open 2024 winner Carlos Alcaraz to play doubles together for Spain at the upcoming Paris Games. Nadal will also be part of the singles competition as confirmed by the captain of the Spanish tennis team, David Ferrer.

Nadal to skip Wimbledon to prepare for 'last' Olympics 

Confirming his decision to skip Wimbledon, Ra fael Nadal took to social media to share, " During my post match press conference at Roland Garros I was asked about my summer calendar and since then I have been practicing on clay. It was announced yesterday that I will play at the summer Olympics in Paris, my last Olympics."

"With this goal, we believe that the best for my body is not to change surface and keep playing on clay until then. It’s for this reason that I will miss playing at the Championships this year at Wimbledon. I am saddened not to be able to live this year the great atmosphere of that amazing event that will always be in my heart, and be with all the British fans that always gave me great support. I will miss you all."

Rafael Nadal to play  Swedish Open in Båstad 

In his post,  Rafael Nadal also revealed that he will play the  Swedish Open in  Båstad which will take place between July 8-21. Nadal shared,  "In order to prepare for the Olympic Games, I will play the tournament in Bastad, Sweden. A tournament that I played earlier in my career and where I had a great time both on and off the court. Looking forward to seeing you all there."