Now it’s oficial. Rafael Nadal has again pressed pause on his comeback. The 22-time Grand Slam champion has withdrawn from next week’s Barcelona Open.
“Barcelona is a special tournament for me, because it’s my adopted club and because playing at home is always a unique feeling,” he wrote on social media. “I’m still not prepared and therefore I’m still in my preparation process for the return to competition.
“Good luck to my friend David Ferrer and his whole team for this edition of the Godó that will surely be a success as always on all levels.”
Rafa has not played since the Australian Open due to a muscular injury in his left leg. He has already withdrawn from Indian Wells, the Miami Open and the Monte Carlo Masters as he focuses on returning to full fitness.
You are the best Rafa. It’s very important that you get back on a tennis court, but it’s even more important that you are well and feel comfortable to do that. Only you know how your body feels. Take care and get injury free soon xx
G00d call Rafa!!!! We all have great memories and we know that you do not want to disappoint yourself nor your fans by notbeingat your best. Please ,know that we are with you no matter what!! Take good care of you. You are precious.
A pessimist is an optimist hoping for Nadal to be injury free at FO.
Thinking of you Rafa and knowing that these circumstances you are dealing with are not easy… You’ve had injuries before and you have come through them…. This one seems to be nagging longer, but you have always said you did not know when you were going to return….Stay strong within and don’t let it creep into your head….
We miss you and love you and most of all we all want you well!
There’s no sense in coming back before he’s ready, but it’s worrying that it’s going on so long.
Rafa, miss you like mad but your health and fitness is of prime importance. Take your time and get well ❤️🩹 in every way!!!
Love you and miss you 🥰🤗😍🍀❤️