Rafael Nadal will not be competing in the Italian Open in Rome ahead of the French Open at the end of May due to his ongoing struggles with a hip injury that he sustained during the Australian Open. Nadal had hoped to be able to take part in the clay-court season, but his recent treatment has not been effective. Despite an improvement in recent days, the re-adaptation process requires more time. Nadal, who has won the Rome title 10 times and has never gone into the French Open without having played at least one warm-up event on clay, expressed his disappointment in a tweet. Although Nadal has had injury troubles, he has never missed a French Open since his first victory in 2005, although he did withdraw in 2016 because of a wrist issue. While Nadal could conceivably apply for wild cards to the events in Geneva and Lyon in the days leading up to the French Open, his chances of winning his 15th title in Paris are dwindling by the day.
Rafael Nadal Withdraws from Italian Open due to Incomplete Fitness
- 6 May 2023
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