Rafael Nadal has successful appendix surgery

Corinne Dubreuil/ABACAPRESS.COM
Corinne Dubreuil/ABACAPRESS.COM

Rafael Nadal is expected to be released from a clinic in Barcelona within 48 hours after undergoing an appendectomy on Monday, the world number three’s spokesman said.

After losing in Basel last month, Rafa announced that his difficult 2014 season, when he has endured injury, illness and worrying defeats, was over and he would be having surgery for appendicitis.

The 28-year-old is aiming to return at the Qatar Open in Doha on Jan. 5 — a tournament he won this year before his body started letting him down.

Spokesman Benito Perez-Barbadillo said Rafa would be released in 24 to 48 hours and if he was out on Tuesday he would speak to the media at the entrance to the clinic at around 13:30 GMT.

Rafa missed last week’s Paris Masters event and will also be absent from the season-ending ATP World Tour finals in London, where he has twice reached the final.

Source: Reuters


  1. Thanks for the wonderful news! Enjoy your rest and looking forward to see you on court I’ll miss seeing you as it’s very boring when you are not on a tour, I’ll enjoy Kei in your absence!
    Feel better and take care or yourself I’m sure you will be very happy to be with your family and loved ones

  2. Muy bien Rafa, hope the convalescing goes well and you’ll be back on court soon. We miss you! x

  3. RAFA so glad all went well I prayed hard for you now rest rest rest, enjoy a wonderful Christmas with your family , they are all that matter really, 2015 will be fine for you , on your return to tennis but only when your fit and strong, .TAKE CAREXXX

  4. Rafa so happy your surgery went well, now you can rest up for a while before starting training again. Love you so much VAMOS mighty champ ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😘😘🎈💐

  5. Happy to know all, s well.👍👍👍👍 Take care and rest , for you have to race back to the courts in 2015. Looking forward to bright and happy 2015 for you rafa💜💜💜💙💙💙💖. Waiting to watch you play again. Enjoy your rest time. Know it is difficult for you. We need you to be fit. And healthy. ☺☺☺☺☺💐💐💐💐Wishing you a merry Christmas 🎁🎁🎁

  6. Glad that u have had your surgery and are now on the mend. The courts are empty without u Rafa. Have a great Xmas and happy new year and look forward to seeing u in 2015, great fan from Ireland.

  7. So happy to know Rafa is well and sound! Though tennis is not the same with your absence now, we know you will be your very best when you are back next year. Will continue to love you, support you all the way through Rafa. Take care, continue to be happy and healthy!

  8. so glad to hear you had a successful surgery. please take it easy on your recovery. we love you and in the mean while will not pay attention to tennis until you return..vamos!!

  9. l am so happy you had the surgury and all is well Rafa. Tennis is not the same without you in it. Return to claim Titles it just thrills a fan when they know you’ll be back even fitter than before, we love you always win or lose, but what excitement when you win, we all feel your joy and smile with you. Stay well amigo. 🙂

  10. Love the above photo of a “smiling” Rafa. That’s a sign of what’s to come in 2015.
    So glad the surgery is done, now the recovery period. Rest and relax with your
    family and friends. Remember your fans can’t wait to see you in 2015.

  11. Soooo happy, that’s the surgery is over and was successful. Take some weeks of rest, enjoy your free time with your family, Xisca and your friends..and in 4weeks you will be back on Court and prepare for the new season. 2015 will be your year again! VAMOS CHAMP!! WE love you.

  12. Je suis très heureuse que la chirurgie ait réussi . Bonne convalescence et bon repos à toi champion !

  13. I am so happy that the surgery is over and was successful 🙂 so all you have to do now is do as the doctors and nurses tell you and you will be back to your very best before you know it 🙂 All the very best for a very speedy recovery to full fitness and a very happy and successful 2015 🙂

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