Rafael Nadal to overlook French Open resulting from harm, says 2024 more likely to be final yr of his profession
Holder Rafael Nadal will miss the French Open after failing to regain full health from a hip harm suffered on the Australian Open in January, the 14-time Roland Garros winner, including 2024 might be the ultimate yr of his profession.
- Rafael Nadal introduced the information throughout a press convention in Spain on Thursday
- He mentioned he desires to be a 100 per cent prepared for subsequent yr, which he believes would be the final yr of his skilled profession
- The French Open begins in Paris on Could 28
“I will look to be 100 per cent prepared for subsequent yr, which I imagine would be the final yr of my skilled profession,” Nadal instructed reporters at a press convention on Thursday.
“I will not set up a date for my return. I will see how my physique responds and take it from there … if I can come again till the tip of the yr for the Davis Cup.”
Nadal, who has dominated the clay court docket season for years, has competed at Roland Garros yearly since claiming the primary of his males’s file 22 main titles in Paris in 2005.
“If I maintain taking part in at this second, I do not suppose I will be there subsequent yr… to have the ability to play the tournaments that I wish to say goodbye to those that have supported me.
“The evolution of the harm I sustained in Australia has not gone as I might have appreciated. I’ve misplaced objectives alongside the way in which, and Roland Garros turns into unattainable.
“At this second, I will not have the ability to be at Roland Garros. With what that event is for me, you possibly can think about how tough it’s,” he mentioned.
The French Open begins on Could 28.