Rafael Nadal has keyhole surgery for hip injury 

Rafael Nadal had arthroscopic surgery Friday night for the injured left hip flexor that forced him to sit out the French Open for the first time since he won the first of his record 14 titles there in his 2005 tournament debut.

Rafa’s spokesman, Benito Perez-Barbadillo, said three doctors were involved in the procedure, which was taking place in Barcelona.

Perez-Barbadillo said he expected to be able to pass along information about the operation Saturday, which is Rafa’s 37th birthday.

Our champ has been sidelined since January, when he hurt his hip during a second-round loss at the Australian Open.

Source: Associated Press


  1. I am really glad the operation went well but 5 months of recovering wish you well rafa vamos

  2. There is a Rafa-shaped hole at Roland Garros this year……get well and come back one more time!

  3. Happy Birthday Rafa and hope the surgery goes well and enables you to return to the game . I miss you immensely and its not the same without you at Roland Garros and everywhere else on the tennis circuit ..
    All The Best !!!!

  4. Rafa, Happy Birthday 🥳! Wishing you love, luck, health, happiness and great success.
    May this surgery prove to be a huge success and speed you on to a wonderful and complete recovery!!!
    Miss you soo much!!!

    Take care

    Love you!

  5. Happy birthday to the champ! May God bless you with lots of happiness and good health going forward.

  6. Happy birthday dear Rafa! ❤🥳🎉 🎂 Good to see you smiling. I miss you so much and hope you recover well from the surgery.

  7. Wishing you many more happy returns of the day Champ 👏👏 Praying for your speedy recovery ❤️‍🩹

  8. Happy Birthday Rafa….. May have these birthdays 100 more years …. get well soon ….

  9. It looks like Nadal is still so resilient even in the hospital bed. But the injuries are just as resilient.

  10. Feliz Cumpleaños, Rafa! Praying this surgery does the trick and you’re good as new very soon! I cannot express how “just not the same” Roland Garros is without you!!! Enjoy your birthday and happy healing! Vamos! (To Moderator: Does Rafa ever actually look at this site himself??)

  11. Praying for you and sending you healing energy, Rafa – to enable you to come back to good health once again.

  12. Speedy recovery, take care, Rafa❤️ Happy birthday!🎂🎉🥳 Have a wonderful time celebrating with your loved ones🥰
    I visited your official store at RG today and was lucky to buy one of the last two purple caps. So happy to have a photo with your statue wearing it.😊

  13. Best of luck for complete success and recovery from this procedure, Rafa 👏👍💪🍀❤️

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