Nadal, Osaka pull out of Wimbledon

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(AP) -- Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka are sitting out Wimbledon, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the sport's biggest stars as it returns after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Nadal, a two-time champion at the All England Club, announced via a series of social media posts Thursday that he would also miss the Tokyo Olympics to rest and recover "after listening to my body."

"The goal," the 35-year-old Spaniard said, "is to prolong my career and continue to do what makes me happy."


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