Uncle Toni Gives Major Update of Rafael Nadal’s Return After Injury Setback

Published 09/23/2021, 3:43 PM EDT
ROME, ITALY – MAY 12: Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts to a missed point on day 5 of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Jannik Sinner of Italy at Foro Italico on May 12, 2021 in Rome, Italy. Sporting stadiums around Italy remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


The 20-time Grand Slam champion, Rafael Nadal, didn’t compete at the US Open 2021. The decision was made as the Spaniard is still struggling with his foot injury. Rafael Nadal fans across the world are ecstatic right now as Rafael Nadal’s Uncle, Toni Nadal, said he’s preparing to return to Australian Open 2022.

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Rafael Nadal to return at Australian Open 2022

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 03: (L-R) Toni Nadal and Rafael Nadal of Spain chat during a practice session ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Tennis Centre on August 3, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

While everyone hopes to see Nadal back in action again, Toni Nadal embarked some major news about his return. In a recent interview with Antena2RCN, Nadal’s Uncle said

Nadal’s Uncle announced that the former World No.1 is recovering from his foot injury and possibly can return at Australian Open 2022. In his whole career, Nadal has triumphed at only one Australian Open back in 2009. Rafael Nadal was last seen in action at Washington Open in August 2021. He lost to Llyod Harris of South Africa in the round of 16 in straight sets. Since then, the Spaniard hasn’t participated in any professional events.

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The Recovery message

PARIS, FRANCE June 11. Rafael Nadal of Spain in action against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Court Philippe-Chatrier during the semi finals of the singles competition at the 2021 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on June 11th 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

After an unpredictable defeat at French Open 2021, Rafael Nadal withdrew from Wimbledon, Tokyo Olympics as well as US Open. He’s still rehabilitating from his foot ailment. Earlier this month, the Spaniard dropped a heartwarming message for his fans. He said, “

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While we have been getting some positive news regarding Rafa, their fans must be really hoping to see the 20-time Grand Slam champion back in action again in 2022 tour.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at Essentially Sports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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