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Rafael Nadal checks constructive for COVID-19 after Abu Dhabi occasion

Rafael Nadal checks constructive for COVID-19 after Abu Dhabi occasion

Rafael Nadal

Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts throughout his semifinal match towards Britain’s Andy Murray within the Mubadala World Tennis Championship within the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi on December 17, 2021. (Picture by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

Rafa Nadal mentioned on Monday he had examined constructive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Spain after making his comeback from harm within the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition occasion in Abu Dhabi final week.

The 20-times Grand Slam champion mentioned he was having some “disagreeable moments” however hoped to really feel higher quickly and would preserve individuals knowledgeable about his plans over future tournaments.

“I wished to announce that on my return house after enjoying the Abu Dhabi event, I’ve examined constructive for COVID within the PCR check that has been carried out on me after I arrived in Spain,” Nadal wrote on Twitter.

The 35-year-old mentioned he had examined adverse always when he was in Kuwait and Abu Dhabi, and had final examined adverse on Friday final week.

The Spaniard’s comeback from harm on the exhibition occasion — his first event look because the Citi Open in Washington in August — resulted in two shut defeats by Andy Murray and Denis Shapovalov.

“I’m having some disagreeable moments however I hope that I’ll enhance little by little. I’m now homebound and have reported the consequence to those that have been in touch with me,” he wrote.

“Because of the scenario I’ve to have whole flexibility with my calendar and I’ll analyze my choices relying on my evolution. I’ll preserve you knowledgeable of any selections about my future tournaments,” he added.

Nadal spent 4 months on the sidelines with a foot harm. He was knocked out at Roland Garros within the semi-finals and was compelled to drag out of Wimbledon, the Tokyo Olympics and the U.S. Open.

He had mentioned he couldn’t assure he would make the journey for the Australian Open which begins on Jan. 17.


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