“Today I have been at the Tecknon Tennis Clinic in Barcelona where they have carried out some tests. The results of Melbourne are confirmed and the deadlines remain the same,” Nadal wrote on his official Twitter account.
“The treatments to follow have been established and in 3 weeks they will carry out new tests to see the evolution,” he added with an emoticon of hands in a praying posture.
Today I have been at the Tecknon Tennis Clinic in Barcelona where they have carried out some tests on me. The Melbourne results are confirmed and the deadlines remain the same. Established the treatments to follow and in 3 weeks they will carry out new tests to see the evolution 🙏
— Rafael Nadal (@RafaelNadal)
January 26, 2023
Reigning Australian Open champion, Nadal was eliminated last week in a second-round match against American Mackenzie McDonald (6-4, 6-4, 7-5), during which he injured his hip.
After the match, the Spaniard reported that he suffered “a grade 2 injury to the iliac psoas (muscle) of the left leg.”
“Now it’s sports rest and anti-inflammatory physiotherapy. Normal recovery time 6 to 8 weeks,” Nadal, 36, tweeted at the time.
If he meets the recovery times, he could make it right to the US tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami in March, or be more conservative and wait until April for the clay court season, his favorite surface, in Monte Carlo or Barcelona.
These tournaments could serve as preparation to face Roland Garros at the end of May, his favorite Grand Slam, where he has already won 14 times.