Rafael Nadal: This is a challenging circumstance that I didn’t anticipate.

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Rafael Nadal acknowledges that he is in “a difficult situation” and says that when he first injured his hip, he didn’t anticipate being in this predicament. Nadal suffered a grade two iliopsoas rupture during his Australian Open second-round encounter against Mackenzie McDonald.

The Spaniard was certain he would be able to start his clay season at the Monte Carlo Masters on April 9th when he was told he would be out of play for six to eight weeks after obtaining the scan results, but it didn’t happen.

Nadal made his retirement from the Madrid Masters official today. Nadal is in a very difficult position as the French Open begins in less than a month.

Nadal: I’m in a challenging circumstance.

“The past several weeks and months have been challenging.

As you are aware, I was seriously hurt in Australia at the Psoas. We are now fourteen weeks into what was supposed to be a six to eight-week recuperation time. The situation is not what we had anticipated, in actuality. We have complied with all medical recommendations, but somehow the evolution has not gone as planned, and we are now in a challenging situation.

The weeks are going by, and although I had the notion that I would be able to compete in some of the most significant tournaments in my career, such as Roland Garros, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid, and Rome, for the time being I have missed both of those events.

Sadly, I won’t be able to travel to Madrid. I still can’t figure out what I need to compete because the injury hasn’t completely healed. I was training, but a few days ago we decided to take a different approach, try another treatment, and see if things got better in order to move on to the next step.

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Nadal posted on Instagram, “I can’t offer timelines because if I knew, I would tell you, but I don’t know.

Rafael Nadal: This is a challenging circumstance that I didn’t anticipate.

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