The reason why Nadal gave up playing the Indian Wells Masters 1000


Rafa Nadal will also not play in the Indian Wells Masters 1000. The Spaniard added his third withdrawal of the season on the eve of what will be his debut in one of his favorite tournaments.

After being forced to abandon play at the Australian Open in January and the Doha tournament two weeks ago, this time it’s the turn of the Californian event, which now hosts the best tennis players on the planet.

This time we cannot talk about a specific injury, but rather a problem of lack of confidence in the face of the great challenge facing the Balearic Islands.

“I’ve been working hard and training, and you know I took a test this weekend, but I am not ready to play at the highest level in such an important event. It was not an easy decision“But I can’t lie to myself and thousands of fans,” he wrote on his Twitter account.

Nadal, 37 years old, He played an exhibition match on Sunday in Las Vegas against Carlos Alcarazwhere he showed a good level of form and where he fell despite not conceding five match points.

In the first set I played at a good level. I feel better than expected“said the 14-time Roland Garros champion after the match that ended with a loss to Carlos Alcaraz 3-6, 6-4 14-12 after almost two hours of hard-fought match.

The one from Manacor, who entered the main draw with a protected ranking and He will make his debut on Thursday against Canadian Milos Raonicsurrendered a tournament he had won three times in his career.

This is the second year in a row that Nadal has not competed in Indian Wells. Nadal’s last official match began on January 5 in Brisbanewhen he experienced a muscle micro-tear.

His place in the main draw will be occupied by an Indian Sumit Nagal.

Source: La Verdad


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