Rafael Nadal postpones his return and skips the Indian Wells Masters

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Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the Indian Wells Masters because he isn’t ready to play again. When Nadal, 36, last competed, it was at the Australian Open, when he overcame a hip injury to lose to Mackenzie McDonald in straight sets.

Nadal underwent hip tests after being eliminated from the Australian Open, and the results showed that he would be sidelined for at least six to eight weeks. Regrettably, Nadal‘s recovery has not been complete in time for Indian Wells’ Sunshine Double to begin.

Nadal won’t be playing at Indian Wells for the 16th time this year as a result.

Nadal has won the Indian Wells tournament three times.

Nadal reached his first Indian Wells championship game since 2013 last year. Unfortunately for Nadal, the final wasn’t successful because he lost to Taylor Fritz and discovered that he had fractured a rib after the match.

Nadal withdraws from Indian Wells as expected.

Nadal was supposed to face Carlos Alcaraz in a Las Vegas exhibition game on March 5.

Nadal declared ten days ago that he wouldn’t be able to compete in Las Vegas versus Alcaraz. “I regret greatly that I am unable to travel to Las Vegas and participate with Carlos in this fantastic event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

However, the timing of my recovery prevents me from being able to show there prepared to play. We’ll find a different time to commemorate this occasion and have fun, I’m confident of it. In his statement from ten days ago, Nadal wrote, “I would want to thank the fans and event organizers who have been in touch with me constantly, shown a lot of support, and have been really understanding.

Almost everyone was aware that Nadal will boycott Indian Wells, which begins on March 8th, after he canceled the exhibition in Las Vegas. When Nadal will be able to play again is yet unknown.