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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