Rafael Nadal is set to make his return to the grand-slam tennis scene at the 2024 Australian Open, as confirmed by Craig Tiley, the director of the tournament.
The 37-year-old tennis legend has been absent from the court since sustaining a hip flexor injury during his second-round match against Mackenzie McDonald in the 2023 Melbourne edition.
In an exclusive interview on the Australian morning show “The Today Show,” Tennis Australia’s CEO, Craig Tiley, shared the exciting news: “We are thrilled to announce that Rafa will be making his comeback. After a year away from the game, he has personally confirmed his return, and we’re eagerly looking forward to welcoming back the 2022 champion. It’s truly remarkable.”
Rafa posted on Instagram: “As you can see I am practising every day and working hard to come back as soon as possible. I appreciate the vote of confidence from the Australian Open.”