Unfit Rafael Nadal to miss Monte Carlo Masters | Tennis News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Injured Rafael Nadal has didn’t get better in time for subsequent week’s Monte Carlo Masters and can miss the event, the 36-year-old stated on Tuesday.
Nadal, who has beforehand received the Monte Carlo title 11 occasions, continues to get better from a hip challenge that has now sidelined him for months.
Nadal was earlier compelled to skip the Masters 1000 occasion in Indian Wells final month in addition to the Miami Open that ended final week.
The harm ended Nadal’s Australian Open title defence within the second spherical in January.
“Sadly I’m nonetheless not able to compete and can miss a kind of particular tournaments I at all times like to play,” Nadal stated in an announcement.
“Monte Carlo is and has been a key occasion in my profession, however sadly I must miss it once more since I’m nonetheless not able to compete with out the danger of getting injured. I’ll proceed the method of on the point of come again.”
His absence from competitions signifies that Nadal days in the past dropped 4 locations to thirteenth within the rankings, ending his document 912-week keep inside the highest 10.
The Spaniard hopes to be match for the French Open in Could, a clay court docket event he has dominated for years, having received there 14 occasions.
(With inputs from Reuters)

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