Tennis: Rafael Nadal announces his withdrawal from Monte-Carlo

Europe 1 with AFP

On social networks, the Spanish tennis player, Rafael Nadal, officially announced his package for the Masters 1,000 in Monte-Carlo which begins this Sunday. The multiple injuries of the champion with 22 Grand Slam titles are gradually pushing him towards retirement.

Rafael Nadal announced Thursday his withdrawal for the Masters 1,000 in Monte-Carlo, which begins Sunday and opens the season on clay, still not being physically ready. “Unfortunately, I have to tell you that I am not going to play in Monte-Carlo. My body simply does not allow me to,” wrote the 37-year-old Spaniard on social networks. He has not played an official meeting since the ATP 250 in Brisbane at the beginning of January, where he made his return to the circuit after a year of absence.

“I just have to accept the situation”

“And although I continue to work and give my best every day, hoping to be able to play the tournaments that meant so much to me, the reality is that as of today, I cannot,” continues the champion with 22 Grand Slam titles.

“All I have to do is accept the situation and look to the immediate future while continuing to maintain hope and the desire to give myself a chance for things to improve,” he concludes. Nadal, who tormented his body for years, has been fighting for two years against injuries which are pushing him inexorably towards retirement.

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