Rafael Nadal’s fans – and beyond the entire tennis microcosm – were spooked by the news due to the Spaniard grimacing during the match. quarter final defeat January 5 in Brisbane (Australia) against Australian Jordan Thompson. The person announced this on his social networks on Sunday: Physically affected, he had to give up playing in the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, the Australian Open (from January 14 to 29); He was injured here in 2023. kept him out of the courts for almost a year.
“I had an MRI in Melbourne and I have a micro tear in my muscle, not in the same area as my injury (in 2023)and that’s the good newsthe Majorcan writes in a press release on Twitter and Instagram. I’m not in a position right now to be competitive at the highest level, in the best of five tours. (Format of Grand Slam matches). I am returning to Spain to consult my doctor, receive treatment and rest. »
Former world number one fell to 664to made its world-class debut back in Brisbane this week. Having exuded confidence in his first two matches, which he easily won against Austrian Dominic Thiem (7-5, 6-1) and then Australian Jason Kubler (6-1, 6-2), respectively, the player requested a medical timeout in the quarter. Finals after feeling pain in a muscle.
“I worked hard last year to get back on the track and, as I said before, my goal is to reach my best performance in three months. (…) “, or in the spring for the start of his European tour on clay, culminating in Roland-Garros (26 May to 9 June), which he won fourteen times.
“We all look at the developments positively” (things) this season. “I really wanted to play here in Australia and I got the chance to play a few matches, which made me very happy and had a positive impact.” Nadal finishes his words. Words like saying goodbye to his supporters in the Antipodes.