It is still unclear whether Rafael Nadal (14th in the world, Spain), who is suffering from a hip injury, will participate in the French Open.
Nadal rejected the offer of a wild 카지노사이트card (a player invited by the organizers) of the ATP (men’s professional tennis) Challenger Tour to be held in Bordeaux, France, two weeks before the opening of Roland Garros, a tournament official said on the 14th (local time).
After dropping out in the second round of the Australian Open, the first major tournament of the season in January, Nadal was diagnosed with an injury to his left iliopsoas muscle (a large muscle connecting the spine, pelvis, and thigh), and has not been able to return to the tour for four months because he has not recovered. As he gave up participating in the Italian Open (Internazionali BNL d’Italia), which opened in Rome, Italy on the 10th of this month, concerns are growing that he may not be able to play in the French Open as well.
“I offered him (Nadal’s agent Carlos Costa) one of the wild cards,” Jean-Baptiste Perlan, director of BNP Paribas Primrose, told French sports daily L’Equipe. Fortunately, Nadal continues to prepare at home in Manacor (Mallorca, Spain), saying that he is not ready yet and is fighting against time to prepare for the French Open.”
Nadal was diagnosed with a partial tear (grade 2) of the iliopsoas muscle and explained that he would be able to return to tour in six to eight weeks. However, contrary to expectations, the pain does not go away, so he is looking for a breakthrough by changing the treatment. But I don’t have much time.
The French Open, which Nadal has won 14 times including last year, opens on the 28th. Nadal, a 22-time Grand Slam men’s singles champion, has competed in the event every year since winning his first major title at Roland Garros in 2005.