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Rafael Nadal’s career is in a difficult phase due to injuries; he opts out of Madrid Open

This means he will miss his preparations for the French Open which is scheduled to start on May 28 this year.

Rafael Nadal will miss the Madrid Masters later this month as he is still recovering from a hip injury. This means he will miss his preparations for the French Open which is scheduled to start on May 28 this year. He has already opted out of the recently concluded Monte-Carlo Masters due to the same reason.

“For the moment I’ve missed Monte Carlo and Barcelona. And unfortunately, I won’t be able to be in Madrid either,” Nadal said on Instagram on Thursday (April 20). “The injury still hasn’t healed,” he added. The Spaniard has won 11 times at the Monte-Carlo Masters, plus he has 12 titles at the Barcelona Open. In Madrid, he is a five-time champion. Also Read: Liam Broady Says Tennis Players Should Feel Comfortable Coming Out Openly As Gay

Nadal has been out of action since his early exit at the 2024 Australian Open in January due to the hip injury he suffered there. At first, he thought, the healing process will take two months and so he pulled out of all three masters tournaments. He was expected to play at the Barcelona Open but withdrew from it too.

“The reality is that the situation is not what we would have hoped for. All medical indications have been followed, but the healing has not gone as they told us initially,” added Nadal.

Nadal then stated that although he and his team will try for a different treatment, the deadline for a return to the court is not fixed yet. Also Read: Patrick Mouratoglou Calls Novak Djokovic The ‘GOAT’; Opines That Carlos Alcaraz Is More Impressive Than The Serb

Rafael Nadal’s career is plagued by injuries

Nadal revealed he had taken daily pain-killing injections in his foot after winning his record 14th French Open title by beating Casper Ruud in 2022. After he underwent foot surgery, he played at Wimbledon that year and reached the semi-finals but suffered an abdominal strain.

Then, of course, Mackenzie McDonald shocked him at this year’s Australian Open in the second round, which was also his earliest exit from a Grand Slam tournament since 2016. And after opting out of several of the tournaments, including the Sunshine Double and Monte-Carlo Masters, Nadal found himself out of the Top 10 for the first time in 18 years, in March this year. Also Read: Justine Henin Calls Daniil Medvedev An ‘Honest Person’ Amidst The Russian’s Feud With Alexander Zverev

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Gouri Das
Gouri Dashttp://thesportslite.com
Gouri Das is a tennis writer at The Sportslite. She started following tennis after reading about Novak Djokovic's Grand Slam victories. Djokovic and Andy Murray are her favorite players. She also follows cricket closely.

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