Away from competition since being eliminated in the second round of the Australian Open in January, Rafael Nadal will not compete in the Indian Wells Masters 1000, which begins on March 8. He also will not play in the Miami Masters, starting March 22. The withdrawals of the Spaniard were formalized this Tuesday (28).
“Hola a todos [hi everyone]. It’s been a while since I don’t communicate with you. Took my time off, started rehab, gym and physiotherapy as instructed by the doctors. Getting ready to come back the in the best conditions. I am sad that I won’t be able to compete at Indian Wells nor Miami. Very sad not to be there. I’ll miss all my US fans but I hope to see them later this year during the summer swing”, said him in his social medias.
The 36-year-old Spaniard had a grade 2 injury to the main flexor of the hip joint in his left leg. On January 19, when he underwent tests, he stated that the recovery period would be between six and eight weeks. Finally, Nadal said that he will soon be back.