Rafael Nadal has confirmed this Tuesday through social networks its presence in the ATP Masters 1,000 Mutua Madrid Openwhich is played from May 1 to 8.
“Despite arriving just before preparation and being difficult, I really want to play and play at home, since the opportunities are few. To try to do it in the best possible way. See you in Madrid“, writes Nadal in his space on Twitter.
On April 18, Nadal announced his return to training, four weeks after reporting that he had to suspend all physical activity for a reason. rib injury.
Despite arriving just before preparation and being difficult, I really want to play and play at home since the opportunities are few.
To try to do it in the best possible way ??
See you in Madrid ? pic.twitter.com/tiD5m6lWle
– Rafael Nadal (@RafaelNadal) April 26, 2022
The winner of 21 Grand Slam titles had not played on clay, his favorite surface, since last year’s Roland Garros tournament.
He was injured in the final Indian Wellswho lost to the American Taylor Fritz, after eliminating his compatriot Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinals.
Majorcan tennis player resigned to play the Montecarlo and Barcelona tournaments and it was unknown if he would arrive in time to play the Mutua Madrid Open at the Caja Mágica in the capital, something that was confirmed on Tuesday.
After Madrid Nadal will study if he will play in Rome (from May 9 to 15) before facing Roland Garros (from May 22 to June 5), his favorite tournament and which he has won thirteen times.