Rafael Nadal withdraws from Rotterdam

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A recurring back injury has forced Rafael Nadal to withdraw from Rotterdam. Our champ announced he’s withdrawn from next week’s ATP 500-level tournament on advice of his doctors.

It is with great sadness that I have to forfeit from Rotterdam. As most of the fans know, I suffered some back problems in Australia that started in Adelaide and continued during Melbourne.

We found a temporary solution that allowed me to play without pain in the second week of the tournament. Once I got back to Spain I visited my doctor and together with my team they’ve advised not to play this upcoming week.

I was really looking forward to coming back to Rotterdam and the Netherlands since it’s been a while I played there this was the perfect year for my calendar. I hope to come back and play there soon. All the best to the tournament, always a top-class event.


  1. does Rafa know exactly what is wrong with his back all the luck in the world to Rafa

  2. Rafa take good rest and care. I’m happy that your finally getting proper rest and treatment.

    Get well soon!!!

    Love you!!!

  3. Rafa enjoy playing tennis and again enjoy playing in any surface that’s y he won the USO not clay Only, shame to hear that from someone whom I thought he’s the fan of Rafa, sorry broer try next door Djokovic is there for u

  4. Yhoooo Marijint. Rafa explain that they gave him something to make the pain go away for that moment, so he can’t always take something for the pain he has to heal, for u not to believe that he’s injured its ur problems, we talking about Rafa the champion not Djokovic maybe u are lost cos Djokovic is the one who usually fake injuries if u have problems with our champion’s back injury “BACK OFF)

  5. Rafa has been through a lot with his body… we all know that…. His back problem needs to be resolved and healed and however long that takes for him to be back at full strength it takes….. If he needs to adjust his schedule along the way then so be it…. I want a healthy Rafa…. That is the only way the victories will come….

    Wishing you well and a speedy recovery….

  6. Rafa wishing recovery soon take care stay healthy all the best Rafa vamosssssss champ 🇺🇸🎾😘👍

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