Rafael Nadal on Friday announced his withdrawal from the Italian Open tennis tournament due to his ongoing hip injury. “I am very sorry to announce that I will not be able to be in Rome,” the Spanish legend said in a statement on Twitter. He added that despite having noticed an improvement in recent days, he has “no choice” but to accept the bitter re-adaptation process and continue working. This ongoing injury also raises eyebrows about the 22-time Grand Slam winner’s fitness for the French Open, which will start on May 22. The 36-year-old had a hip injury during the 2023 Australian Open in January and had already withdrawn from Indian Wells, the Miami Open, Monte Carlo Masters and the Madrid Open.
Source: Philippines News Agency