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Rafael Nadal pulls out of Games

Updated: July 22, 2012, 7:43 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MADRID -- Defending Olympic tennis champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the London Games on Thursday with an undisclosed injury.

"I am not in condition to compete in the London Olympics and therefore will not travel as planned with the Spanish delegation to take part in the Games," the third-ranked Spaniard said in a statement.

Nadal's withdrawal will keep an Olympics tennis streak alive, at least on the men's side. No player (male or female) has ever won consecutive Olympic ...

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