Olympic champion Rafael Nadal out of London Games with knee injury
The Spanish tennis federation (RFET) reported Feliciano Lopez could be his substitute in the singles whilst the country's Olympic committee (COE) reported a meeting on Friday would determine a substitution flag bearer to the July twenty seventh parade.
"I'm not in a very ailment to be able to contend," Nadal, 26, said in the assertion. "It's certainly one of the saddest moments of my occupation."
Nadal won a file seventh French Open up title in June but crashed out within the 2nd round at Wimbledon in a very enormous upset versus lowly ranked Czech Lukas Rosol.
Previously this month, he pulled out of a charity match from Novak Djokovic at Genuine Madrid's Bernabeu stadium saying he was struggling from tendinitis and wanted to rest.
Nadal had hoped to return to Wimbledon this thirty day period to defend his Olympic title and his withdrawal echoes his plight of 2009 every time a similar knee dilemma intended he needed to withdraw from the grasscourt grand slam, a year soon after profitable it for the initial time in an epic last versus Roger Federer.