Rafael Nadal has dropped a bombshell on his fans. His fans were devastated when he opted to withdraw from the Barcelona Open. However, the Spanish tennis fans hoped to be able watch him in Madrid.
The 22-time Grand Slam winner has now decided to withdraw as well from the Madrid Open in 2023. The physical condition of Rafael Nadal does not look good. He broke the bad news in a lengthy message to his fans.
A translated version of Rafael Nadal’s statement .
As soon as I get any news, I’ll let you know. Rafael Nadal ended his statement with “Thank you!”
It is still early, but the focus will now be on the next ATP Masters 1000 event, i.e. the Italian Open, 2023. It is a big question whether the 22-time Grand Slam winner will be fit enough to compete in this tournament.
Will Rafael Nadal be playing in the French Open of 2023?
Rafael Nadal is the King Of Clay, but time is running out. It is now less than one month until the French Open. The Spaniard may not be able to achieve his dream of winning the 15th Roland Garros Singles title in his career.
The fitness issues that have kept him away from the game for so long this season could again be a problem. His hip injury returned during the second-round match at the Australian Open against Mackenzie McDonald. The American lost the match, and was eliminated from the tournament. He failed to achieve his goal of winning the Australian Open for the second consecutive time.
Is it possible that this will happen at Roland Garros? His favorite tournament. Nobody knows. If he is able to pick himself up to play at the French Open he will be the favorite to win. It could be that the Italian Open is what he needs to improve his fitness and form. Many of his supporters hope that he can play in the Italian Open before the French Open.