Rafael Nadal withdrew due to injury from Indian Wells | video

Rafael Nadal withdrew due to injury from Indian Wells |  video

Rafael Nadal This will be one of the biggest absences in BNP Paribas Open, celebrated Indian Wells, California Announced on Tuesday, the American tournament is considered the fifth Grand Slam tournament of the season.

We wish Rafa that he continues to be treated and we hope to see him again next year,” he said in a statement. Tommy Haas, Director of Indian Wells, explaining that the Spaniard has officially withdrawn from the tournament.

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At the last Australian Open Nadal presented an injury to the iliopsoas muscle of the left leg in mid-January and has recovery period of six to eight weeks.

At the beginning of February Nadal announced that he would not be able to play due to injury exhibition, which was scheduled for March 5 in Las Vegas, before a compatriot Carlos Alcaraz.

This refusal left his participation in Indian Wells up in the air. first Masters 1000 of the season and it will be disputed from 6 to 19 March in the Californian desert, until it was confirmed this Tuesday that he would definitely not be able to be there.

Nadal is a three-time Indian Wells champion and in 2022 he fell in the final of this tournament against an American Taylor Fritz.

Since Indian Wells is out, the next stop on the calendar will be Miami Open (from March 19 to April 2), appointment for which Nadal registered, but what remains to be seen is whether he will finally contest.

On his official Twitter account Rafael Nadal posted a couple of videos in which he is observed with his rehabilitation program in the gym, At the same time, he regretted his absence for an important reason from the first Master 1000 event of the season.

(According to information from EFE)

Source: Aristegui Noticias