Rafael Nadal Announced Sad News
The Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal will not play the Monte Carlo (Monaco) tournament, the third ATP Masters 1,000 of the season and the first on clay, which begins this Sunday, because he is not yet “prepared to compete at the highest level”, still convalescing from his left leg iliopsoas injury .
Hola a todos, aún no me encuentro preparado para competir al más alto nivel. No podré jugar en uno de los torneos más importantes de mi carrera, Monte Carlo. No estoy aún en condiciones de jugar con las máximas garantías y continúo mi proceso preparación, esperando volver pronto
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) April 4, 2023
“Hello everyone, I am still not ready to compete at the highest level. I will not be able to play in one of the most important tournaments of my career, Monte Carlo. I am not yet in a position to play with the maximum guarantees and I continue my preparation process, hoping to return soon”, he pointed out on his official account on the social network Twitter.
On January 19, the Spaniard revealed that he suffered a grade 2 injury to the iliopsoas in his left leg that occurred during his match in the second round of the Australian Open against the American Mackenzie McDonald and that he would be out for about two months. low.
At the end of March, the man from Manacor explained that he was following his “course” in terms of recovery from his injury and that he was “increasing work”, although he did not dare to reveal when his return to competition could take place.
Carlos Alcaraz has also confirmed his absence in the Masters 1,000, minutes after the mancorí’s statement. The Murcian explained that he suffers from post-traumatic arthritis in his left hand and muscular discomfort in the spine.