In the past few hours, the entire world of sport has come to know with surprise and apprehension of the car accident involving the American Tiger Woods, star of world of golf. The American, born in 1975, boasts a truly formidable palmarès: world number one for a total of 683 weeks, he won 15 Majors trophies between 1997 and 2019.
Woods' official Twitter account made it known on social media: "We thank everyone for the enormous support and messages received in this difficult period. As previously reported, Tiger was involved in a car accident with his car in California this morning.
He underwent a long surgery on his right leg and side after being transported to the hospital."
Rafael Nadal's message to Tiger Woods
Further below we read: "At the moment he is awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room.
We thank the wonderful doctors and staff of Harbor UCLA Medical Center, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Fire Department. Your support and your help has been incredible." Taking up these words, ATP number 2 Rafael Nadal wrote: “When I heard about the news, I was really worried.
I am happy to know that you are fine. Get back to health soon, my friend!"
At the last Australian Open in Melbourne the Spaniard overtook Laslo Djere, Michael Mmoh, Cameron Norrie and our Fabio Fognini before succumbing to Stefanos Tsitsipas, in an incredible match lost in a comeback in the fifth set with a score of 6-3 6-2 6-7 4-6 5-7.
When I heard the news I was really concerned. Good to know you are doing OK. Get well soon my friend!!!!! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 https://t.co/aP2rhderDm — Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) February 24, 2021
The tournament was once again won by Novak Djokovic, who can now boast nine wins in Australia absolute record. Roger Federer will soon be back on the pitch, which will take place on the hard courts of Qatar ExxonMobil in Doha, an event that he has already won on three occasions (the last ten years ago). The Coronavirus pandemic has now caused the death of almost 2.5 million people around the world, infecting 112 million.