April 13, 2024

Nadal, the big announcement!

Rafa is back! Barring a catastrophe during the month of December, Rafael Nadal will make his return to the circuit during the first week of 2024, at the ATP 250 tournament in Brisbane, Australia. The announcement was made mid-day on Friday in a 52-second video posted on his social networks. The video begins with footage of the Spaniard’s match against Mackenzie McDonald in the se…

Rafa is back! Barring a catastrophe during the month of December, Rafael Nadal will make his return to the circuit during the first week of 2024, at the ATP 250 tournament in Brisbane, Australia. The announcement was made mid-day on Friday in a 52-second video posted on his social networks. The video begins with footage of the Spaniard’s match against Mackenzie McDonald in the second round of the Australian Open on January 18. time to return. I’ll be in Brisbane in the first week of January. See you there.

An absence estimated at six weeks… then extended to a year

Initially, Nadal’s absence following his hip injury was estimated at six-eight weeks. But at the beginning of June, he decided to undergo surgery. After six months of hard work, the current world No. 663 will now return to the circuit for what is likely to be the final season of his career. But in the various interviews he has given since his operation, the Majorcan has sometimes hinted that if his body left him alone, he could go beyond 2024.

The Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympic Games, which will be held at his Roland Garros, will of course be a major part of his career. Ben Shelton, Grigor Dimitrov and Andy Murray are also expected), we’ll know more about his level of play.