Rafael Nadal injury update: 22-time Grand Slam champion withdraws from Madrid Open due to hip injury

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Rafael Nadal revealed Thursday that he is taking out of the French Open due to a sticking around hip injury, sidelining the 14-time French Open champ from the competition for the very first time in 19 years. Nadal likewise mentioned that he anticipates to retire from tennis following the 2024 season.

Nadal has actually not taken part in any competition because hurting his hip at the Australian Open in January. He throughout a press conference that he anticipates that it will be months prior to he has the ability to return.

“The evolution of the injury I sustained in Australia has not gone as I would have liked,” Nadal stated, per ESPN. “I have lost goals along the way, and Roland Garros becomes impossible.”

Nadal, who turns 37 next month, has actually played tennis expertly because age 15 and has actually been ranked No. 1 on the planet for 209 weeks throughout his profession. He presently anticipates the 2024 season to be his last one/ 

“2024 is probably going to be my last year on the professional tour,” Nadal stated. “My motivation is to try and enjoy and say goodbye to all the tournaments that have been important to me.”

The French Open has actually been important to Nadal’s profession, as he has actually turned into one of the best gamers in the history of the competition. 

Nadal has a 112-3 record in 18 looks at the French Open, and he has actually won the competition a record 14 times, consisting of in 2015, when he ended up being the earliest champ in the competition’s history at age 36.

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