Wimbledon blow as Osaka and Nadal pull out and ticketing snags hit fans

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  • Osaka will play Tokyo Olympics but Nadal will not
  • Frustrated fans unable to complete ticket purchases online

Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal have pulled out of this year’s Wimbledon, depriving the tournament of two of its biggest stars.

Osaka, the world No 2, has decided to spend time with her friends and family as she recovers from the mental health issues that led her to miss the French Open. But, encouragingly, a statement from her management company IMG said she would return for her home Olympics next month.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jun/17/rafael-nadal-decides-against-playing-wimbledon-tokyo-olympics-tennis under the title “Wimbledon blow as Osaka and Nadal pull out and ticketing snags hit fans”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.