Rafael Nadal Withdraws From Indian Wells Due To Injury | ATP Tour | Tennis

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Rafael Nadal misplaced within the second spherical of the Australian Open to Mackenzie McDonald.

Spaniard reached the ultimate at Indian Wells final yr

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the BNP Paribas Open as a consequence of harm, the event introduced on social media Tuesday.

The Spaniard started his season on the United Cup earlier than shedding within the second spherical of the Australian Open to American Mackenzie McDonald. After his Melbourne exit, the 36-year-old underwent checks and reported the outcomes to followers.

“Good afternoon. I have undergone medical tests after losing yesterday,” Nadal wrote in January. “The MRI shows a grade 2 injury in the iliopsoas muscle in my left leg. Now it’s time for sports rest and anti-inflammatory physiotherapy. Normal recovery time 6 to 8 weeks.”

Nadal final yr reached the ultimate at Indian Wells, the primary ATP Masters 1000 occasion of the season. BNP Paribas Open Tournament Director Tommy Haas wished the lefty effectively.

“We wish Rafa continued healing, and hope to see him back at the BNP Paribas Open next year,” Haas mentioned.

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