"(This) is one of the saddest days of my career as one of my biggest ambitions, that of being Spain's flag bearer in the opening ceremony of the games in London, cannot be," Nadal added. "You can imagine how difficult it was to take this decision."
He had earlier pulled out of an exo with Djokovic this month due to patellar tendonitis. Is this another chance in the open for Federer to win?
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Lopez is the replacement for Spain's singles spot that Nadal vacated.
I am so depressed. 2nd round of Wimbledon. Now this. What am I going to do. I can't stand the thought of Fed getting a gold medal in singles. That would make him just as cool as Agassi and Rafa. That cannot be. I need the stars to align and either somebody out of nowhere beat him or Djoko beat him. As much as it pains me to root for Djoko, I would rather him win than Fed. Just saying.
You should be rooting for Lopez. Go Spain!
Great pic of the master!
Well that sucks. I hope Roger gets the gold in place of Nadal. The singles gold medal is like the missing piece on his resume.
You don't like the sound of Nadal out of the Olympics, Shawna? Neither do I.
I'm OK with it, he won it already, and I feel they are trying to chase Federers record 17 titles.
I too don't like the sound of Fed getting the gold. I hope somebody out of nowhere comes through and wins it. Let's shake up the establishment a little. It would be great for the game.