‘We’re Waiting for You’- Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal’s Sister Drop Emotional Messages of Support in the Wake of His Australian Open Horror

Published 01/07/2024, 5:25 AM EST

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As the whole world prepared for the highly-anticipated comeback of Rafael Nadal, the Spaniard fought a battle with himself. While playing at the Brisbane International after almost a year, an unwanted hip injury crept up on Rafa yet again. As if being defeated by Australia’s Jordan Thompson in the quarter-final was not enough, the injury has now forced him to withdraw from the upcoming Australian Open in Melbourne.

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Coming to know about his pullout, tennis sensation Carlos Alcaraz and Rafa’s sister Maribel Nadal joined hands to wish him a speedy recovery. In a social media post that the 22-time grand slam winner shared on Instagram, these two had nothing but love for the Spanish bull.

Carlos Alcaraz and Maribel Nadal root for Rafa amid Aussie Open exit

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In a recent revelation, Rafael Nadal shared his withdrawal from the Australian Open after a recent MRI revealed bad news. “I have micro tear on a muscle, not in the same part where I had the injury and that’s good news,” he wrote in an Instagram caption. Not yet ready for the brutal five-game sets that the Grand Slam will call for, Nadal is “flying back to Spain to see my doctor, get some treatment and rest.”

 

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As comments began to pour in, Carlos Alcaraz and Rafa’s sister, Maribel, also extended their heartfelt support to the Spanish champion. The World No. 2 was already looking forward to the next time he would face the tennis legend. “Te esperamos en el próximo torneo Rafa! Recupérate pronto!” said Alcaraz which meant, “We’re waiting for you at the next tournament Rafa! Get well soon!”

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On the other hand, his sister Maribel added heart emojis, sending love and wishing Nadal a quick recovery. Their messages resonate with fans who hope to see him back on the court soon.

Nadal’s rehab could reportedly take somewhere around 3 months. If that remains to be the case, fans are hopeful that he could return just in time for the French Open and dominate the clay court once again. Before then, Nadal can hope for a speedy recovery, as even Roland Garros could be found among his well-wishers!

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Roland Garros shares best wishes for the King of Clay

With the comments section brimming with love for the Spaniard, Roland Garros’ name stood out. With the message ‘Take Care’, the admin behind the Grand Slam tournament wished him much care and hoped that he could make it in time for the biggest event on clay. The French Open and Nadal have a long history and it would be extremely sad not to see the Spanish legend in Paris.

Rafa, who just stunned everyone with his comeback announcement, has had to bow out unexpectedly. While this news shocked the world, names like Carlos Alcaraz, Rafa’s sister Maribel, and fans hope for his quick recovery. Do you think he can make his comeback just in time before the French Open?

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Akshat Gaur

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In a world where player rivalries dominate social media conversations, I am someone who prefers to enjoy the skills showcased on the court rather than be involved in feuds over the greatness of players. Right from my early childhood, I have been engrossed by the legendary rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. It turned me into a ?Fedal? fan and eventually, when I graduated from college, this fandom created an interest in covering their exploits on the court.
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Arunima Bhanot

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