Australian Open 2024: Rafael Nadal takes huge decision ahead of season’s first Grand Slam



Legendary tennis player Rafael Nadal has made a huge decision regarding his participation in the Australian Open. The 37-year-old is just making his comeback to Tennis after injuries ruined his chances to play in 2023.

The 22 time Grand Slam winner has got injured yet again during the Brisbane Open. Local Australian player Jordan Thomson beat Nadal in two sets. During the game, Nadal seemed to injure himself yet again.

This latest setback has now come has a huge jolt to all the fans of Nadal who wanted to see him play. The Australian Open is set to begin on the 14th of January with the final to be played on the 28th.

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Australian Open 2024 –

In a massive blow for Tennis fans ahead of the Australian Open, Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the event. The move comes after the 37-year-old was injured during the Brisbane Open match against Jordan Thomson.

As the anticipation was building for Nadal’s tennis return the veteran star has suffered a muscle injury. Taking to Twitter, Rafael Nadal posted a long statement which has broken his fans hearts.

“Hi all, during my last match in Brisbane I had a small problem on a muscle that as you know made me worried. Once I got to Melbourne I have had the chance to make an MRI and I have micro tear on a muscle, not in the same part where I had the injury and that’s good news”

Nadal also wrote that he set to fly back home in a bid to recuperate. It was evident during the match that Rafael Nadal wasn’t at his 100% as far as fitness is concerned. “Right now I am not ready to compete at the maximum level of exigence in 5 sets matches. I’m flying back to Spain to see my doctor, get some treatment and rest.

The statement on Twitter ended with “I have worked very hard during the year for this comeback and as I always mentioned my goal is to be at my best level in 3 months. Within the sad news for me for not being able to play in front of the amazing Melbourne crowds, this is not very bad news and we all remain positive with the evolution for the season. I wanted to play here in Australia and I have had the chance to play a few matches that made me very happy and positive. Thanks all for the support and see you soon! Rafa”

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