Concerns Rise Over Rafael Nadal’s Absence from Monte Carlo and Potential Roland Garros Withdrawal

Since Rafael Nadal reported that it will be low for the next Monte Carlo Masters 1000, which is disputed on land, the alarms were raised due to the possibility that it could not be held for Roland Garros either, on the same surface. The Spaniard’s last tournament was Brisbane, played in January.

The fear about the absence of the 22-time Grand Slam champion in the next Majors once again fuels rumors about a possible early retirement. Despite, for example, the number one in the world ranking Novak Djokovicwho wants to enjoy it one more tournament.

Nadal dropped out of Monte Carlo and is in danger for Roland Garros. (Photo: NA archive)

“As a tennis fan I want him to play at least one more tournament before retiring…”, he said. Djokovic in an interview given to Eurosport. In this sense, he added: “We all know what he has done on clay in his career, particularly Roland Garros.”

Then, Djokovic He wished: “That’s his goal, we all know it, he’s been saying it. For the good of all tennis and Roland Garros in particular, we hope he can play there. It would be great to have another great match.”

Nadal He speculates about retiring after this season, however, he was only able to play in one tournament this year with Brisbane in January, to which he returned after being inactive for almost a year due to his hip flexor injury. His presence on the French clay court is unknown.

Meanwhile, Djokovic He will begin his quest for a third title in Monte Carlo on Tuesday, now without coach Goran Ivanisevic in his team, after ending his successful partnership with the Croatian.

2024-04-07 22:02:37
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