Rafael Nadal announces Monte Carlo withdrawal in heartbreaking-to-read announcement

Nadal set to skip Monte Carlo and it is safe to say he is extremely sad and disappointed over that.

by Dzevad Mesic
Rafael Nadal announces Monte Carlo withdrawal in heartbreaking-to-read announcement
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Rafael Nadal has just shared some pretty heartbreaking and devastating news as the Spanish tennis star won't be competing at the Monte Carlo Masters next week after failing to recover in time for the opening clay Masters of the year. 

Nadal, 37, started his post-hip surgery comeback in Brisbane but it unfortunately didn't go as targeted after the 22-time Grand Slam champion suffered a muscle tear on his hip in his very first tournament back. 

When sharing the diagnosis and withdrawing from the Australian Open, Nadal did his best to remain positive about the situation as he said at the time that it was nothing too serious. But since then, Nadal has been forced to miss Doha, the Masters events in Indian Wells and Miami. Now, the former world No. 1 is also out of Monte Carlo. 

For Nadal, not being able to start his clay season on time is certainly another tough blow after his 2024 comeback started in a very rough way. 

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Rafael Nadal © Getty Images Sport - Alexander Hassenstein

In Monte Carlo, Nadal is a record 11-time champion and not having him is a major blow for the tournament as well. 

Nadal sounded crushed in his Monte Carlo withdrawal announcement 

"Hi all, these are very difficult moments for me, sporting-wise. Unfortunately I have to tell you that I am not going to be playing in Monte Carlo. My body simply won’t allow me," Nadal said in an announcement made on his Instagram. 

"And even if I am working hard & making the maximum effort every day with all the will to play and compete again at tournaments that have been very important for me, the truth is that I can’t play today. You have no idea how hard this is for me to not be able to play these events.

"The only thing I can do is to accept the situation and try to look at the immediate future keeping the excitement and will to play in order to give me a chance for things to get better.

"Thanks again to all, as always, for all the support and best wishes!"


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Now, the hope remains that Nadal can at least play at the Barcelona Open, which starts on April 15th.

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