Rafael Nadal Olympics 2012 is a No go

Nadal was supposed to play in a charity event and he had to pull out because of Tendonitis in his knee.

Now he feels that he is not in good enough shape (his knee that is) because of the tendonitis that he is suffering from.  He is heart broken not to be able to play in the 2012 Summer Olympics.  

He was so looking forward to playing for Spain but he feels the knee tendonitis is keeping him from playing his best.  Rafael nadal Olympics 2012, I will not be able to play in.

So with all this Rafael nadal Olympics in 2012 is a No Go

 

(Newser) – Rafael Nadal was supposed to carry Spain's flag at next week's opening ceremonies for the London Olympics. Now, he won't even be there. The 2008 gold medalist today announced that he is sidelining himself because of tendonitis in his knee, Reuters reports. “I am not in a condition to be able to compete,” he said in a statement. “It is one of the saddest moments of my career.”

The same tendonitis caused Nadal to miss a charity match earlier this month. He's hoping that sitting out the Games will give him a better chance to be ready for the US Open on August 27, according to the BBC. But Nadal said he was doing what was best for his team. “I cannot be selfish and I have to think of the good of Spanish sport, especially Spanish tennis, and let a teammate who is better prepared to compete.”

He has to look out for his country and not his pride is what he is saying when it comes to playing in the Olympics.  There are players from Spain that are in better condition to play and I need to not be selfish and allow them to represent Spain for the 2012 Olympics.

I will be rooting for them them as I am watching.  I wish I could play but this knee tendonitis is holding me back and I think this is the best thing to do.

Doing this and giving myself this break, I am hoping that I will be ready to play in the U.S. Open later in August.  But as Rafael Nadal Olympics in 2012 is not an option due to Tendonitis in the knee