Rafa Nadal: “I don’t know when I will play again”


The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadalwinner of 22 titles of grand slam next to the serbian Novak Djokovicescaped on Monday, shortly before participating in the award ceremony of the Foundation that bears his name, to confirm his participation in Masters 1,000 on Monte Carlo clay. “I don’t know when I will play again, that’s the truth,” he said.

“I don’t know where that information comes from, but obviously, if it’s true I would confirm it, but unfortunately I couldn’t,” Nadal told reporters. “I’m continuing my course and I don’t know when I’ll play again, that’s the truth. I’m in the phase of increasing work. If I knew when I’d be back, I would say, but I don’t know,” he added.

“We have to go day by day and I will not anticipate something that I will not be able to fulfill later; I will say things when I really know them,” said the Spaniard, assuring that he is “in the phase of increasing . work” to return to the slopes during the clay court.

David Massey, director of the Monegasque tournament, announced on March 17 that Nadal was registered in the tournament. The Spaniard dropped to world number 13 after playing just four games in 2023, resulting in just one win and three losses.

Nadal is back training on the slopes of his academy Manacor (Mallorca) after suffering an iliac psoas injury on January 18 in a match against the American mackenzie mcdonald in the second round of australia tomorrow.

This Monday, at “Es Baluard, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Palma”, the Balearic athlete, Gabriela Ramos, UNESCO Deputy Director General for Social Sciences, and José María Álvarez-Pallete, President of Telefónica, led the award ceremony for to the Rafael Nadal Foundation.

The work was also attended by Nadal’s parents and wife, Mary Perellodirector of the Foundation, along with other personalities.

The awards recognized the best social projects and initiatives, structured in five categories: Development Cooperation: Kirira Foundation; Sports: Casal dels Infants; Education: El Arca Association; Social Innovation: Moms in Action and Health and Well-being: What Really Matters.

Source: La Verdad


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