Rafael Nadal (37, Spain), who holds the record for the most wins (22 times) in men’s tennis major tournaments, will hold a press conference on the 19th (Korean time) and announce whether he will participate in the French Open.
Nadal decided to hold a press conference at 2 am on the 19th at the Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy in Mallorca, Spain. At this meeting, he plans to announce whether he will participate in the French Open. Nadal is a legend who has won 22 major championships in his career. He is tied for first place with rival Novak Djokovic (36, Serbia).
However, Nadal disappeared from the court after being eliminated in the second round of the Australian Open in January. He is due to a left hip injury. He has not 메이저놀이터 played a real game for more than 100 days. He was absent from nine tours in a row. In the meantime, the world ranking, which was No. 1, also fell to 14th. As the rehabilitation period lengthens, the possibility of not participating in the French Open, which opens on the 28th, has been raised.
The French Open is known as one of the four major tennis tournaments along with the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Nadal, who first competed in the French Open in 2005, has participated every year since then. He won the tournament 14 times, the most ever. He showed a particularly strong side in the French Open, which is played on clay courts (soil courts), and is also nicknamed ‘soil god’.
Spanish media Marca reported on the 18th that “Nadal has decided to give up participating in the French Open because he could not recover from a hip muscle injury.” If Nadal also boycotted the French Open, her ranking would drop below 130th. Marca also predicted that Nadal, who turns 37 next month, may announce her retirement. “Injury casts uncertainty over the future of Nadal, the greatest athlete in Spain’s history,” Marca wrote.