Rafa Nadal continues to be unsure when he can return to aggressive tennis after withdrawing from this month’s ATP occasion in Barcelona as he recovers from a rib damage, his crew advised Reuters on Tuesday.
The Spaniard, who has received 21 Grand Slam singles titles, was dominated out final month for as much as six weeks with a stress fracture in his rib.
The 35-year-old has withdrawn from this month’s Barcelona Open.
”Rafa has simply been withdrawn from the entry listing in Barcelona,” the crew mentioned in a press release despatched to Reuters.
”We don’t know but when he will likely be at his first event on clay this 12 months. Hopefully, quickly.”
Nadal complained of a chest problem throughout his run to the ultimate of the ATP 1000 occasion in Indian Wells, California final month.
Exams in Barcelona revealed ”a stress fracture of the third left costal arch”.
Madrid and Rome host ATP Masters 1000 occasions subsequent month and Nadal could be hoping to take part to get matches below his belt earlier than the Might 22-June 5 French Open, which he has received a document 13 occasions.