Rafael Nadal was reported to be struggling with stomach problems prior to his opening round at Mutua Madrid Open 2019. According to New York Times reporter Christopher Clarey, Rafael Nadal was recover and resting all day, on Sunday. He was also unable to train on Sunday.

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Rafael Nadal is scheduled to play against Felix Auger-Aliassime in the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open 2019. The Spaniard was awarded a bye in the first round of the Mutua Madrid Masters 2019. While Felix Auger-Aliassime is coming off with a spectacular victory 6-2, 7-6 over Denis Shapovalov in the first round.

Rafael Nadal has been struggling with various injuries over the last 6 months. He had problems with his ankle, abdominal, thigh, hand and knee.

The 5-time champion in Madrid was scheduled for a media briefing yesterday which was postponed. The scheduling of a press conference led to fears among the fans about a possible withdrawal from the Mutua Madrid Open 2019.

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Amazon Prime analyst Mark Petchey said in a statement, “He did apparently have a little bit of an upset stomach. He’s actually canceled his press conference again today”. It was thought that the Spaniard went to watch the Real Madrid match at night.

However, Rafael Nadal came to practice at the venue, calming down the fears of a withdrawal. But according to sources, Rafa still confirms stomach virus despite practicing. Nadal was still feeling sick but he was glad that he got a chance to practice in the last couple of days. He said, “Not gonna lie, I still have not positive feelings regarding my health. But at least I’ve been able to practice a bit.”

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The ‘King of Clay’ added, hope tomorrow I’ll continue to feel better. But the body is weaker and it’s a risk of injury but it’s an important event for me.”

Nadal also didn’t talk much about his injuries in the past 18 months. He said, ” something you know, something you don’t.” 

We hope to see the ‘King of Clay’ in action at the Mutua Madrid Open 2019 on Wednesday.