Rafael Nadal got off the Masters 1000 in Rome with his mind set on Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal got off the Masters 1000 in Rome with his mind set on Roland Garros

The Spaniard has not played since the Australian Open and has already missed eight tournaments on the calendar. His goal is to be in the Parisian Grand Slam that begins on May 28.

Rafael Nadal He has not played since the Australian Open, when after losing in the second round a study indicated that he had an iliopsoas injury. 107 days later, the Spaniard dropped out of a tournament for the eighth time this season, the Rome Masters 1000the last important one before the big event of the year: Roland Garros.

“Hello everyone! I am very sorry to announce that I will not be able to be in Rome. You all know how much it hurts me to miss another one of the tournaments that have marked my professional and personal career for all the love and support of the Italian tifosi”he expressed on his social networks.

The former number 1 in the world said that he noticed “an improvement these last few days” but that clarified that “the readaptation process has its times”. “I have no choice but to accept them and continue working”he remarked.

Nadal will not be in Rome. (AFP)

After getting off Monte Carlo, the Conde de Godó in Barcelona and the Masters 1000 in Madrid, the left-handed (actual 14° del ranking ATP) will not be able to be present at the Foro Itálico either, another of the important tournaments of the tour on brick dust.

In addition, since that grade 2 tear in the iliopsoas of his left leg, he left 1,370 stitches along the way, which they took him out of the top 10 for the first time since April 2005. To those points will be added the 90 of the round of 16 of the last edition of the Roman tournament.

Nadal’s primary objective remains to play at Roland Garros (from May 28 to June 11), where he will seek his 15th title and 23rd Grand Slam.

For that date, if played now, Nadal would be the fifteenth seed in the draw for the draw and could meet any of the top 4 (Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev and Casper Ruud) in the round of 16.

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2023-05-05 22:32:53
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