Rafael Nadal On Playing The Australian Open: It’s Still To Early To Say Anything

by Staff | January 5th, 2024, 11:12 pm
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After needing treatment on his left hip late in a loss to Jordan Thompson in Brisbane on Friday, Rafael Nadal gave a status up on instagram on the injury.

“Thank you Brisbane for your support,” Nadal wrote. “Today was a very difficult match that I could have won but all the credit to @jordanthompson2004 for the win. He played at a great level and did a lot of great things. Good for him and, again congrats.

“I didn’t have the ball quality as in the past two matches but even with that I was in a good position to win the match. This is part of the process that I am going through.

“I had a small sensation, not a good one, in a similar place where I had the surgery, but it’s too early to say anything. Hopefully it’s a charged muscle and in the next days I’ll make some more tests. If it’s only a charged muscle it’s been a very positive week.”

Based on the statement, Nadal will run more tests on the hip and decide what to do from there and whether or not to play the Australian Open, an event he’s twice won and hasn’t missed since 2013. Let’s hope it is just that “charged” muscle.

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