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Will Nadal be at Roland Garros?
Hello, and welcome to coverage of a major tennis press conference where Rafael Nadal reveals whether he will compete in the upcoming French Open.
Nadal is injured after making a slower-than-expected recovery from a groin injury sustained during the Australian Open in January.
The Spaniard has missed the entire clay court season so far, and it is expected that he will confirm he will not be playing in Paris.
But could he also announce something else? Withdrawing from Wimbledon? the retirement? we will see.
Nadal’s recovery powers are legendary, so it would be quite a shock if he decided to walk away from the sport. The press conference will take place at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor, Mallorca 3 p.m.
“If he plays [the French Open] Or not, and the reasons for either case will not be announced until tomorrow.”
Nadal’s latest comments about his injury came when he announced his decision to withdraw from the Italian Open.
Nadal said: “Although I noticed an improvement in recent days, many months have passed without being able to train at a high level and the readjustment process has its time, and I have no choice but to accept it and continue working.”
The 36-year-old hasn’t played anywhere since losing to Macky McDonald on Jan. 18, and his movement is clearly restricted by a pesky left hip flexor.
An MRI scan the next day revealed the extent of the injury, and his agent Benito Pérez Barbadillo said at the time that Nadal was expected to need two months to fully recover. He initially aimed to return to the Monte Carlo Masters in March on the red clay he loves, but was unable to play there and then left tournament after tournament, reducing the prospect of him being fully fit in time for the French. Opens.
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