Rafael Nadal is recovering from a hip injury sustained at the Australian Open in January. The Spaniard’s rehabilitation is prolonged, but it is already known when he will return to the game! Nadal has confirmed his participation in his first tournament. What tournament is it?
The hip injury that knocked Rafael Nadal out of January’s Australian Open cost him a lot. The Spaniard was unable to defend his 2022 Australian Open title and lost a slew of ranking points, dropping out of the top 10 for the first time since 2005 on March 20. As if that were not enough, the doctors’ forecasts said that the Spaniard would return to the game in March. Unfortunately, the hip treatment is taking longer than expected, which has forced Nadal to announce that he will be out for the rest of March. Fortunately, we finally have good news! Rafael Nadal is back in the game!
Rafael Nadal is the first player to confirm his participation in the Monte Carlo Masters. The tournament director confirmed the news. The event kicks off on Saturday, April 8 and runs until Sunday, April 16. Rafael Nadal is the 11-time winner of this tournament. The Spaniard won Monte Carlo every year in 2005-2012 and 2016-2018. The return of the Spaniard to the court is good news, because at the end of May there will be a Grand Slam at Roland Garros, where Nadal defends the title and is fighting for his 15th triumph in the event.