The injury of Rafael Nadal (15th, Spain) is prolonged. He is also absent from the men’s professional tennis (ATP) tour Barcelona Open (total prize money of 2,722,480 euros).
On the 15th, Nadal said on his social network service (SNS) that he was not participating in the Barcelona Open, saying, “The Barcelona tournament has a special meaning to me, but I’m not ready to play yet.” 메이저놀이터
Nadal has been out of the tournament since being knocked out in the second round of the Australian Open in January this year due to a hip injury in his left leg. He also missed the BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open in March.
His absence from strong clay-court season is protracted. He also failed to play in the Monte Carlo Masters, a clay court event, and also failed to play in the Barcelona Open, which opens on the 17th. The Barcelona Open is an event that Nadal has won 12 times. Nadal won the Barcelona Open five times in a row from 2005 to 2009, and from 2011 to 2013, and from 2016 to 2018, respectively, he stood at the top for three consecutive years. And in 2021, he held the championship cup in his arms.
Nadal is expected to focus on recovering his physical condition with the goal of participating in the second major tournament of the season, the French Open, which opens at the end of May. Nadal, who has tied the record for the most wins with 22 major championships, is a strong player who has won 14 times in the French Open held on clay courts alone.