Roland Garros runner-up Thiem pulls out of Halle event

On this day Rafael Nadal downs Roger Federer to defend Roland Garros crown

The 25-year-old was entered in the Wimbledon warm-up event, but said he had to withdraw due to a "state of exhaustion".

As he seeks to chase down the Swiss icon's all-time record haul of 20 Grand Slams, Nadal has suggested he will limit the number of smaller events he plays, having already teased a change to his schedule on clay for 2020 when he said back in March he hoped to play in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros this season for "one more year" having done so throughout his career. People remember me playing and playing and that has not been existing for some years now. "The first three, I reached the semi-finals". After Indian Wells, I was feeling mentally and physically weak. I had gotten exhausted of playing taking painkillers. "It is a pity that I cannot come to Halle, as I always enjoy playing here", the 29-year-old from Japan stated in a press release. Either way, the outlook was bleak.

"Between the level of pain and just being sidelined, there came a time when I just felt exhausted of all of this", he added.

"I was reluctant and hesitant to return".

Nadal, who broke the record of 20 Grand Slam champions of Switzerland's tennis star Roger Federer, said, "You can not be disturbed by seeing a big house, big TV or a good garden than your own neighbor". "I was sick of always being in pain".

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The world No 2 took his Paris record to an astonishing 93 wins and just two losses having previously won the title in 2005-2008, 2010-2014, 2017 and 2018.

"Between the level of pain and just being sidelined, there came a time when I just felt exhausted of all of this", he added. "I promised myself that I would play through Roland Garros with the attitude and energy necessary to confront all obstacles in my way".

Wimbledon will run from July 1-15.

Nadal is a two-time victor at the English grass-court major, having secured the men's title in 2008 and 2010.

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