The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal He underwent a “minor arthroscopic operation” on Friday to repair the left psoas injury that forced him out of January’s Australian Open and missed all tournaments since then.
As reported by his press team in a release, the surgery was carried out in Barcelona by doctors Marc Philippon, Jaume Vilaró and Ángel Ruiz-Cotorro and this Saturday, on the day the Spaniard turns 37, they will give the result and provide Learn more about your state.
Nadal just completed four games so far in 2023. He played in the United Cup and lost the two games he played, against Briton Cameron Norrie and Australian Alex de Minaur.
After that, he went to the Australian Open and lost in the second round, injured. There, he beat Briton Jack Draper and lost to American Mackenzie McDonald.
The Spanish tennis player then announced the psoas injury and despite having started training on the court for some time, he hasn’t returned to a tournament since mid-January.
As a result, Nadal missed the US tour – the Masters 1,000 in Indian Wells and Miami – and the clay season, including the Masters 1,000 in Monte Carlo, the Conde de Godó tournament in Barcelona, the Masters 1,000 from Madrid and that from Rome.
His last resignation was the most painful for him. On May 18 he announced that his injury prevented him from participating in Roland Garros, the tournament which he has won fourteen times and which will take place until June 11 in the French capital.
“The evolution of the injury I suffered in Australia didn’t go as I would have liked. I lost goals on the road and Roland Garros is becoming impossible. Right now I won’t be able to be at Roland Garros. With what is “That tournament for me, you can imagine how difficult it is. I have no intention of continuing to play for the next few months,” Nadal said at his Academy in Manacor the day he announced his resignation from the Paris tournament.
This week, the winner of 22 Grand Slam titles had traveled to Greece to visit and get to know the Rafa Nadal Tennis Center located in Sani, a tourist resort located on the Halkidikim peninsula, in the first public act he has made after announcing that he is taking a break and will be back on the slopes in 2024.
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