Rafael Nadal is pulling out of the 2012 Olympics. Not to worry, the injury is his oft hurt knee and doesn’t diminish the fact he won the gold medal in 2008. What I found more fascinating was the reaction about the injury itself.
I am not in a condition to be able to compete. It is one of the saddest moments of my career. I have to think of my colleagues. I cannot be selfish and I have to think of the well-being of Spanish sport, especially Spanish tennis, and let a colleague play who has had a better preparation and is in a state to compete.