Craig Tiley, director of the Australian Open, recently gave an interview to Channel Nine’s Today. In the conversation, he revealed that the Australian Open 2024 will be marked by the return of big stars. Tiley confirmed that in addition to Naomi Osaka, who returns after giving birth to her child, Rafael Nadal will play in the first Grand Slam of the 2024 season.
Craig Tiley is the current CEO of Tennis Australia, the governing body that oversees tennis in Australia. He is also the director of the Australian Open. Information regarding the start of male and female tennis players in the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, the Australian Open, is therefore reliable if it comes from Tiley. Fans have something to be happy about, because Craig Tiley has reported that Rafael Nadal has confirmed in his conversations with him that he will come to the Australian Open.
In an interview with Channel Nine’s Today, Craig Tiley confirmed that three players who fans have been missing for a long time will most likely appear at the 2024 Australian Open. Naomi Osaka, who is returning to the game after giving birth to her first child, will play in the tournament. The organizers also expect the arrival of Nick Kyrgios, who returned to training after a break caused by surgery and injury. Moreover, Tiley revealed that Rafael Nadal will also take part in the competition. The Spaniard had to end the 2023 season after suffering a serious hip injury during the second round of the 2023 Australian Open. He had to undergo surgery and temporarily stop all physical activity.
-We can reveal exclusively here that Rafa will be back. He’s been off for most of the year, and in talking to him over the last few days he confirmed he will be back, which we’re really excited about. That’s awesome – Tiley said