World number three Rafael Nadal has pulled out of this month's Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympic Games, reported BBC.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who won the Wimbledon titles in 2008 and 2010, says he needs to "recuperate after a long clay-court season".
"It's never an easy decision but after listening to my body and discussing it with my team I understand that it is the right decision," said the Spaniard.
"The goal is to prolong my career and continue to do what makes me happy."
The 35-year-old added: "That is to compete at the highest level and keep fighting for those professional and personal goals at the maximum level of competition."
Nadal hinted at this very outcome after losing a brutal four-hour French Open semi-final to Novak Djokovic in Paris last Friday.
A two-week gap between Roland Garros and Wimbledon could lead to quite an unpredictable fortnight on the grass, as players have less time than usual to recover physically and to make the transition from clay.
And, sadly, it has also contributed to Nadal's decision.
He already has two Olympic gold medals and must feel his best chance this year of winning a Grand Slam will come at the US Open from the end of August.
At 35, and with a history of physical problems on the grass, the Spaniard needs some time to clear his mind after a hectic clay-court season.,
Some golf and some fishing usually do the trick, before Nadal turns his attention to training for August's North American hard-court swing.