After hours of uncertainty, Rafael Nadal clarified his imminent future: the Spaniard will not play in Rome for the Internazionali BNL d'Italia 2023. Rafa explained the reasons for his absence, saying that although he has noticed an improvement in his fitness in recent days, he is still not able to cope at the top level.
He said that he will continue to work to improve his condition. At this point there are many doubts about whether Nadal can also participate in the Roland Garros. Or at least, that he can arrive in Paris in top physical shape to be able to compete.
Here is Rafael Nadal's message, shared on his Instagram account: "Hi everyone! I am very sorry to announce that I will not be able to be in Rome. You all know how much it hurts me to lose another of the tournaments that have marked my professional and personal career for all the love and support of the Italian fans.
Although I have noticed an improvement in the last few days, many months have passed without being able to train at a high level and the readjustment process has its times and I have no choice but to accept them and continue working.
A hugs to all." The Spanish legend underwent a long preparation on clay after a new stop which prevented him from competing in the first few months on hard courts but also in Spanish tournaments such as Barcelona and Madrid.
The Majorcan's mind remains projected at the French Open but the possibility that the Spaniard will see his participation in Paris compromised also seems to be real. As reported by the Spanish media, Rafael Nadal would have carried out a last medical check to receive the definitive ok and confirm his presence at the Masters 1000 in Rome, a check which evidently did not give positive answers.
His fans can't wait for Rafa to return to compete on the tour, in view of the Slam appointment in Paris, but many doubts remain about his future.
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