Tennis: Rafael Nadal relapses and misses a new appointment
Via his social networks, Rafael Nadal announced his package for the Masters 1000 in Montreal, which will take place from August 7 to 14. A blow for the tournament organizers, who have already seen Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev throw in the towel, one because of his position on the Covid-19 vaccine and the other for physical problems.
Impressive at Roland-Garros, with a fourteenth victory on clay at Porte d’Auteuil, Rafael Nadal suffered the backlash a few weeks later. Arrived until the semi-finals of Wimbledon, the Spaniard had to forfeit against Nick Kyrgios and finally saw Novak Djokovic win the title. A misstep that completely relaunched the race for GOAT, with the Serb who must however face the problems linked to his positions on the Covid-19 vaccine. Montreal is not a Grand Slam, but he was, for example, excluded from the tournament because the legislation does not allow him to land on Canadian soil without his fully up-to-date vaccines.
Desde los días de vacaciones y mi posterior reincorporation a los entrenamientos todo ha ido bien estas semanas. Hace cuatro días que empecé también a entrenar el servicio y ayer, tras el entrenamiento, tuve una pequeña molestia que hoy seguía ahí.
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) August 5, 2022
“Four days ago I started to train my serve again and after that I had a little discomfort which still continues today”
Without Novak Djokovic and without Alexander Zverev, we substitute that Rafael Nadal was going to be one of the great favorites of the Masters 1000 in Montreal, just like his compatriot Carlos Alcaraz or Daniel Medvedev. It was without counting on a fall. ” After the holidays and my resumption of training everything was going very well writes the Spanish tennis player on his Twitter account. ” Four days ago I started training my serve again and after that I had a little discomfort that still continues today “.
“We decided not to travel to Montreal and to continue training without forcing”
In the rest of the message, Rafael Nadal announces his package for Montreal, apologizing to the tournament organizers. ” We have decided not to travel to Montreal and to continue training without forcing he continued. ” I sincerely thank the tournament director Eugène, as well as his entire team for their understanding and the support they have always given me, today being no exception. “.
“I have no other choice, I must remain cautious and think above all about my health”
” I hope that a player can come back to play in Montreal, a tournament that I love and that I have won five times in front of a fantastic audience, which has always welcomed me with great affection. I have no other choice, I must remain careful and think above all about my health ” to end Rafael Nadal, whose short-term future therefore seems uncertain. L’U.S. Openwhich will take place from August 29 to September 11, is another Grand Slam that Novak Djokovic will not be able to play and the Spaniard could therefore take the break if he wins.