Is Rafael Nadal Dealing With A Wrist Issue?

by Tom Gainey | April 14th, 2016, 9:53 am

Following an opening round 63, 63 win over Aljaz Bedene, Rafael Nadal explained why he was spotted earlier with tape on his left wrist.

Footage of Nadal after Miami with his left wrist heavily bandaged:

And the former No. 1 admitted he’s had an issue with the wrist since Australia. But good news is he doesn’t think it’s a problem.

Q. There was pictures of you with tape on your wrist in Barcelona after Miami. Is there anything wrong?
RAFAEL NADAL: Nothing important, no. Always on professional sport, there is some issues. My wrist was bothering me since Australia a little bit, so I did a treatment that day in Barcelona, no? That’s why I had the tape on. But that’s it. The next morning the tape was not there anymore. Was recovered the thing that I did for the treatment. That’s it. I have been able to practice.

Q. Can you tell us what kind of treatment you had to undergo for your wrist?
RAFAEL NADAL: I did one injection of I don’t know how to say in English, antiinflammatory. That’s it.

Nadal is currently on court locked in a tight match against Dominic Thiem.

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12 Comments for Is Rafael Nadal Dealing With A Wrist Issue?

Green Lady Says:

Hopefully its nothing serious ….

Michael Says:

The main enemy for Rafa is battling against his own body. If not for it, he would have even scaled greater heights

Green Lady Says:

Michael whats wrong with what Rafas already achieved, isnt 67 titles good enough, dear me ?? ….

Michael Says:


You are right. He already has enough trophies in his cabinet. But he is a Sensation and is destined for greater glory. Unfortunately, his health issues played spoil sport and he lost some good years in his prime. And after making come backs, he had to struggle to rise to the top as they are certainly not easy. Yet, the tenacious and perseverant fighter that he always is, he fought doggedly and converted those challenges into opportunities. His latest come back mission is however not very rosy as age has finally caught up with him.

Green Lady Says:

Michael cheers, exactly right, its the reason i hate birthdays when it comes to sport, another year older, means your slowing down, losing a step, David Beckham said it when he did a charity set of football matches last year, “saying im 40 now, and i havent got the stamina for this anymore, im too old “, i know your probably not a football fan, but it was amazing to see a football icon, raising money for unicef playing 7 football matches in 7 days, on 7 different continents ….

elina Says:

Michael gets it.

That is why Nadal is still “CABRA” in my opinion.

Unless Novak wins FO and holds all four at the same time.


Green Lady Says:

Elina whats CABRA ? ….

SG1 Says:

Hope he doesn’t strain an eyebrow or something. Seriously though. The injuries have really taken their toll. Rafa isn’t really Rafa anymore. At least not on a tennis court.

elina Says:

GL, it is Spanish for the Word that shall not be named on Tennis-X in the same sentence as Nadal.

jalep Says:

Hey elina, Congrats on your favorite winning!

…of course I mean Monfils 👍

elina Says:

Thanks jalep!

Vamos, I mean, Allez LaMonf!!!

Green Lady Says:

SG1 Rafas not Rafa anymore on a tennis court, fair enough but hes still in Monte Carlo fighting for the title, and playing well from where im standing, cant we just leave it at that, and watch and see what unfolds, rather than over anaylising everything he says or does, just for a change ? ….

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