Tennis: Rafael Nadal Turns Down Claycourt Event Wildcard
Tennis legend Rafael Nadal has turned down a wildcard offer for next week’s Challenger tournament in Bordeaux as the Spaniard’s participation in the French Open hangs in the balance, the claycourt event director said on Sunday.
“I offered him (Nadal’s agent Carlos Costa) one of the wildcards. He very kindly told me that Nadal was continuing his preparation at home in Manacor,” Jean-Baptiste Perlant, the director of the Bordeaux Challenger tournament said in an interview.
“That he was not ready and was in a race against time to be ready for the French Open.”