Spaniard Rafa Nadal announces his return to the court

“Hello everyone, after a year away from the competition it is time to return. It will be in Brisbane and it will be in the first week of January. See you soon,” Nadal said in a post on social networks to announce his return to the court.

The tournament in Brisbane will be played from December 31 to January 7 next year, ahead of the Australian Open, which will be held from January 14 to 28 and was the last event in which the Mallorcan participated.

Nadal, winner of 22 Grand Slam He played his last match on January 18, when he lost in the second round to American Mackenzie McDonald, and since then he has continued the recovery process from a grade 2 injury to the iliopsoas in his left leg, for which he underwent surgery.

The tennis player underwent arthroscopic surgery on June 2 due to the injury to the left psoas tendon in the Teknon Clinic in Barcelona performed by doctors, Marc Philippon, Jaume Vilaró and Angel Ruiz-Cotorro, and an old labral injury in his left hip was also regularized. The estimated time for his recovery was then five months.

The Australian Open announced on October 11 that Nadal would enter the draw for the season’s first Grand Slam in Melbourne, an event he won in 2009 and 2022, days after the tennis player released a video in which he saw training him on a circuit at his academy in Manacor (Mallorca).

The 37-year-old Nadal would not set a date for his return to competition on November 15, although he stated that he was making good progress after his injury and that he knew he would return “to play tennis one day”. who at one point doubted his recovery.

Source: El heraldo