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French Open: King of Clay Rafael Nadal opens up on rib injury ahead of warmup event at Madrid Open as Roland Garros participation still in doubt- check out

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French Open: Rafael Nadal’s participation in doubt- 13 times French Open champion Rafael Nadal’s participation stays in doubt for Roland Garros later this month. He has admitted that his rib injury has been disabling as he returned to court at Madrid Open. Follow all the Tennis live updates on InsideSport.IN

The 21-time Grand Slam champion Nadal had suffered a rib stress fracture at the Indian Wells in March. He was forced to bow out of action for a month after losing the final to Taylor Fritz after 20 matches winning streak in 2022.

French Open: King of Clay Rafael Nadal opens up on rib injury ahead of warmup event at Madrid Open as Roland Garros participation still in doubt- check out

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Speaking to the media in Madrid, the 34-year-old said: “I have trained very little, because the rib is very disabling and also very painful. I had two very bad weeks and afterwards it has been very, very disabling.

“I haven’t been able to do practically anything, but it’s here, at home, in Madrid,” he added.

French Open: King of Clay Rafael Nadal opens up on rib injury ahead of warmup event at Madrid Open as Roland Garros participation still in doubt- check out

  • Rafael Nadal won his last grand slam at the Australian Open 2021 by defeating World No.2 Daniil Medvedev in 5 set epic that lasted 5 hours and 24 minutes.
  • Nadal could face World No.1 Novak Djokovic in the Madrid Open/ Roland Garros who had defeated him in the semifinals of the French Open last year.
  • The Spaniard is ahead of Roger Federer & Djokovic in the race for most grand slam titles.
  • Nadal, who last won the French Open in 2020, can further increase his lead to 22 grand slams if the King of Clay reignites his magic once again.

With just three weeks left for the French Open, Nadal stays hopeful to recover ahead of his favourite tournament.

“I trust that the daily training will help me to get ready. Here [in Madrid, at an altitude of 657 metres] the demand is maximum, but what can be done is going to be done. The most important thing is to be healthy, but I think that going to Paris I’m on time. Three weeks are enough to get competitive,” Nadal concluded.

French Open: King of Clay Rafael Nadal opens up on rib injury ahead of warmup event at Madrid Open as Roland Garros participation still in doubt- check out

Nadal at French Open

French Open WON (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

 

MOST GRAND SLAMS

# Titles
21 Spain Rafael Nadal
20 Switzerland Roger Federer
Serbia Novak Djokovic

 

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