Rafael Nadal won’t be in the Miami Masters 1000. The Spanish tennis player renounces playing the tournament prior to the clay season, which will begin on March 21, once Indian Wells concludes. It will be precisely the proximity to the tournaments that will be played on the clay surface that has led him to make the decision not to be in Miami, since he plans to play it in full, with the aim of adding a new Grand Slam to the list of winners of him in Roland Garros.
The current number 3 in the world will prepare during the course of the Miami tournament for the clay season, which will start on April 9 in Monte Carlo. Last year he was also absent, although for a very different reason, since he had a back injury. His resignation, therefore, will not make him lose points, since last year he did not add any.
The Spanish tennis player of the world will take advantage of the coming weeks to prepare the tournaments of Montecarlo, Barcelona, Madrid and Rome, in addition to the second great of the season. In it he will have to defend the 2,860 points that he got last year. Numbers that are well below what he has been used to winning on his favorite surface throughout his career.
The objective of the Balearic is to distance himself in the struggle with Djokovic and Federer to become the most successful tennis player in history and for this he needs to add a new Roland Garros. Therefore, once you finish your adventure in Indian Wells, where he is one of the big favorites as the Serbian is not there, he will focus on preparing for the coming months. The question remains as to whether it will be the only notable absence in Miami, since the presence of the Balkan is also up in the air, who could be left out again, as in Australia and Indian Wells, by maintaining his refusal to be vaccinated.