Rafael Nadal has called an unannounced press conference at the Rafa Nadal Academy. According to the Spanish media, the Spaniard will officially inform about his health and absence at Roland Garros 2023 at the meeting. The legendary tennis player is a 14-time winner of the tournament.
Sportskeeda and Relevo report that Rafael Nadal has invited the media to a special press conference at his tennis academy in Mallorca. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday (May 18) at 4:00 p.m.
According to Spanish media, such a move by the Spaniard means that he will not take part in Roland Garros, where he won a historic 14 times. Tennis experts and Nadal fans agree. They claim that if the Spaniard was going to Roland Garros, he would not need to hold a press conference to announce his presence in Paris. Especially since France always looks forward to the Spaniard’s presence, given his historic achievements in the Paris Slam.
Reflections on the presence of Rafa Nadal at this year’s Roland Garros have been the number 1 topic in tennis for several months. The Spaniard has been out since January 18, when he suffered a hip injury during a match at the Australian Open. He was still scheduled to return to the court in April/May. Unfortunately, this did not happen due to the difficulties in healing the injury. Nadal’s prolonged rehabilitation has called into question his participation in Roland Garros, the Grand Slam tournament where he won 14 of his 22 Slam titles. The Spaniard is the absolute king of clay, achieving results on it that no other player in the history of tennis has achieved. His absence from this part of the season is therefore a blow to all lovers and rivalries. Tennis players do not have a chance to test their skills on this surface due to the lack of opportunity to compete with its greatest specialist, Rafa Nadal.
Spanish media believe that there is no chance for the 36-year-old to participate in the Paris Slam. Especially considering the video that recently circulated the internet. You can see Nadal crying, unable to finish his training.