10 Jun 2016

Nadal out of Wimbledon

5:00 am on 10 June 2016

The former world men's tennis number one Rafael Nadal will miss Wimbledon with an injury to his left wrist.

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The Spaniard, a 14-time Grand Slam champion, confirmed the news on his Facebook page.

The two-time Wimbledon winner was forced to withdraw from the French Open last month after winning his second-round match.

"As you can imagine it's a sad decision but the injury on my wrist at Roland Garros needs time to heal," he said.

The 30-year-old needed an injection before his straight-sets win over Facundo Bagnis in Paris.

Nadal said he risked further injury - and a likely break in his wrist - if he continued to play.

The current world number four had already pulled out of next week's Wimbledon grass-court warm up at Queen's Club.

Nadal's wrist problem is the latest in a long list of injuries - including to his knees, back and shoulder - which have seen him miss a number of majors in his career.