(REUTERS) – Rafa Nadal mentioned on Monday (Dec 20) he had examined optimistic for Covid-19 after coming back from his comeback look on the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition occasion in Abu Dhabi final week.
The 20-times Grand Slam champion and former world primary mentioned he was having some “disagreeable moments” however hoped to really feel higher quickly and would maintain individuals knowledgeable about his plans over future tournaments.
The optimistic take a look at casts additional doubt on whether or not the 35-year-old participates in subsequent month’s Australian Open – a match he has received as soon as and completed runner-up 4 occasions – having already mentioned he couldn’t assure he would play.
“I needed to announce that on my return residence after taking part in the Abu Dhabi match, I’ve examined optimistic for Covid within the PCR take a look at that has been carried out on me once I arrived in Spain,” Nadal wrote on Twitter.
Nadal mentioned he had examined adverse always when he was in Kuwait and Abu Dhabi, and had final examined adverse on Friday final week.
Throughout his keep in Abu Dhabi, Nadal met former Spanish king Juan Carlos, who examined adverse for Covid, Spain’s Royal Family mentioned on Monday.
The monarch, who lives within the United Arab Emirates, is feeling good, the palace added.
Nadal’s comeback from damage on the exhibition occasion – his first match look for the reason that Citi Open in Washington in August – resulted in two 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 complete flexibility with my calendar and I’ll analyse my choices relying on my evolution. I’ll maintain you knowledgeable of any selections about my future tournaments.”