Wimbledon doubt as no date yet for Nadal return

Wimbledon doubt as no date yet for Nadal return

MADRID – Rafael Nadal’s participation at Wimbledon was cast into further doubt on Wednesday when his uncle and coach Toni Nadal said there is no fixed date for the Spaniard’s return from a wrist injury.

Spain’s Rafael Nadal gives a press conference to announce his withdrawal from the French Open at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on May 27, 2016

The former world number one and 14-time Grand Slam title winner pulled out of the French Open after two rounds when he suffered a tendon injury in his wrist.

“He is in the phase of rehabilitation. We haven’t fixed a date for his return because the important thing is that he returns at full strength,” said Toni Nadal at a promotional event.

“We also don’t want to put in danger his participation in the Olympic Games.”

Toni added: “(Rafa) will return when the doctors are convinced that all is going well. He won’t play unless he’s 100 percent.”

Wimbledon, where Nadal has twice been a champion, gets under way on June 27.

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