Nadal to miss Wimbledon with injury

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal was aiming for a 10th French Open title when he was forced to withdraw

Former world number one Rafael Nadal will miss Wimbledon with an injury to his left wrist.

The Spaniard, a 14-time Grand Slam champion, confirmed the news on his Facebook page on Thursday.

The two-time Wimbledon winner was forced to withdraw from the French Open in May after winning his second-round match.

“As you can imagine it’s a sad decision but the injury on my wrist at Roland Garros needs time to heal,” he said.

The 30-year-old needed an injection before his straight-sets win over Facundo Bagnis in Paris.

Nadal said he risked further injury – and a likely break in his wrist – if he continued to play.

The current world number four had already pulled out of next week’s Wimbledon grass-court warm up at Queen’s Club.

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.

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