Nadal struggled with the issue within the build-up to the 12 months’s first Grand Slam and skipped Spain’s ATP Cup ties however nonetheless managed to attain the quarter-finals at Melbourne Park with out dropping a set earlier than dropping to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The 34-year-old 20-times Grand Slam champion has not performed since that defeat and was awarded a wild card to compete on the March 14-20 match in Dubai.
“I would love to thank the @DDFTennis for the wild card invitation despatched to me,” Nadal stated on Twitter.
“We significantly considered coming to play, however I do not suppose I’m ready to play yet.”
I would love to thank the @DDFTennis for the wild card invitation despatched to me. We significantly considered coming to… https://t.co/QArcOK53IR
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) 1615447051000
Nadal remains to be entered on the Miami Open, an ATP 1000 event to be held from March 24-April 4.