It has been 107 days since Rafael Nadal‘s final official match within the second spherical of the Australian Open that ended with defeat to Mackenzie McDonald.
A day later, a grade 2 rupture within the iliacus psoas of his left leg was confirmed, inflicting him to overlook a complete of eight tournaments this season: Doha, Dubai, Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo, Godo, Mutua Madrid Open and now Rome. That has price him 1,370 factors, which has taken him out of the highest 10 for the primary time since April 2005.
After passing the related medical examination, Nadal has introduced that he will be unable to compete from subsequent week on the Rome Masters 1000 (Could 10 to 21), the prelude to Roland Garros (Could 28 to June 11).
On this means, the Spaniard will be unable to be absolutely ready for the French Open, the place he’ll attempt to search his fifteenth title that will enable him to interrupt the file of twenty-two majors that he shares with Novak Djokovic.
Nadal, in case of arriving on time to Roland Garros, a match the place matches to the most effective of 5 units await him, may meet any of the highest 4 within the spherical of 16. As issues stand, the Spaniard would immediately be the fifteenth seed within the draw