Rafael Nadal: I don’t know when I’ll be back

Rafael Nadal made an appearance at Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey semifinal first-leg defeat to Barcelona on Thursday and made a heartbreaking admission when discussing his potential comeback.

“I do not know yet. I had a major breakdown in Australia and I don’t have a return date,” Rafa said. “It is taking me time and a lot of work to recover.”

“I am doing weekly check-ups,” Rafa also said at the Santiago Bernabeu. “We will have to see how I evolve, but I’m not here today, we’ll see. I am recovering. I do as much work as I can every day to recover as well as possible. I go day by day. I don’t know when I’ll be back, when I’m fine. And then we will have to have a little patience.

“I hurt my muscle, I tore a bit of my tendon in a very complicated place, the psoas, because in tennis we get strength from there. It is a slower evolution than we would like, but there is no choice but to be a little patient.”

Source: express.co.uk


  1. Does anyone here think it would be better if Rafa first played in 1-2 ATP 250 level tournaments before coming back to Masters? The way Alcaraz did earlier in South America. Might help with confidence and rhythm. But I’m not sure if there are any 250 tournaments in April/May.
    Vamos Rafa! Waiting for your comeback. 🙂

    • Abhishek, the 250 tournament in Estoril, which is on clay, begins on 3d April. Rafa knows what’s best for him and he may just be content with practicing at his academy leading up to Monte Carlo.

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