London, Jun 20: Rafael Nadal will not be defending his Wimbledon title as he has decided to withdraw from the prestigious tournament.
The Spainard on Friday, Jun 19 announced that he was withdrawing from Wimbledon due to his knee injury.
"Unfortunately this year I won't be able to play at Wimbledon," he told a news conference in Spanish.
The tennis star has been struggling with tendinitis for over a month now. After being knocked out of the French Open, he tried to recover from the injury by going in for therapy.
However, after failing in two exhibition matches this week he decided not to defend the Wimbledon title.
With this new development, the lingering question is if it is the time for Andy Murray to shine.
The tournament is set to begin on Monday, Jun 22.