Rafa Nadal has introduced that he is not going to play the Australian Open after the damage suffered on Friday in Brisbane within the quarter-final match towards Jordan Thompson.
“Hello all, throughout my final match in Brisbane I had a small downside on a muscle that as you understand made me frightened. As soon as I bought to Melbourne I’ve had the possibility to make an MRI and I’ve micro tear on a muscle, not in the identical half the place I had the damage and that is excellent news,” Nadal stated.
“Proper now I’m not able to compete on the most stage of exigence in 5 units matches. I am flying again to Spain to see my physician, get some therapy and relaxation. I’ve labored very exhausting through the 12 months for this comeback and as I at all times talked about my purpose is to be at my finest stage in 3 months.
“Throughout the unhappy information for me for not with the ability to play in entrance of the superb Melbourne crowds, this isn’t very unhealthy information and all of us stay constructive with the evolution for the season.
I actually needed to play right here in Australia and I’ve had the possibility to play just a few matches that made me very pleased and constructive. Thanks all for the assist and see you quickly! Rafa.”
Specializing in the clay
Nadal, who has seen his comeback truncated after three good matches in Brisbane, has his hopes pinned on reaching full health on the European clay tour, on a much less aggressive floor than the exhausting.
That’s the place probably the most particular tournaments of his profession have been and the place he has had probably the most success, akin to Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Mutua Madrid Open, Rome and Roland Garros.
Two months later, the identical amenities of the French Open will host the tennis occasion of the Paris Olympic Video games (July 27 to August 4). Nadal is assured to be there as a result of he’ll enter with a protected rating (9).
March 3 in Las Vegas
Nadal goes to play on March 3 in an exhibition in Las Vegas towards Carlos Alcaraz that might be broadcast on Netflix.
The large one on clay (Might 26 to June 9) is the one marked in capital letters on the roadmap of the tennis participant, 14 occasions champion of the French Internationals.