Rafael Nadal Reacts to Golf Legend Tiger Woods’ Horrific Accident

Published 02/24/2021, 3:48 AM EST
Rafael Nadal of Spain looks dejected during his semi-final singles match against Alex de Minaur of Australia on day nine of the 2020 ATP Cup at Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)


The sports world was rocked with the news of legendary golfer Tiger Woods suffering a horrific crash in Los Angeles, USA. Woods is said to be stable now after surgeries, and the tennis world has now sent their best wishes. World No. 2 Rafael Nadal wished Tiger Woods well in this turbulent time.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

In his tweet, Rafa Nadal showed his concern for the tragic news and gave his best wishes to Tiger. He wrote, “When I heard the news, I was really concerned. Good to know you are doing OK. Get well soon my friend!!!!!”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

After a series of multiple surgeries, Tiger Woods is said to be stable. Woods had serious injuries to both of his legs. According to a statement from Tiger Woods’ Twitter account, the golf player has had a rod inserted in his tibia.

“Mr. Woods suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery… Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia,” said a medical officer.

Rafael Nadal and Tiger Woods: The golf connection

Rafael Nadal himself is an avid fan of golf. He never drops a chance to hold a golf club and play a round. Naturally, he is an avid fan of Tiger Woods as well, but they both haven’t played golf together yet. However, Nadal had made a cheeky little request when Woods was present during his match at US Open 2019. He said:

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“Watching him on court always been an example on the golf course, have been an example, a real inspiration for me, no? Have him supporting and be able to be in touch with him very often for me is something that I am super happy and I hope one day we can play golf and tennis together.”

The local sheriffs in Los Angeles have said that Woods was fortunate to be alive in this severe accident. Along with Nadal, Serena Williams also quickly wished Woods a speedy recovery.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

“Didn’t Fall Asleep”: Jennifer Brady on the Eve of Australian Open 2021 Finals

3 months ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Bhavishya Mittal

969 articles

Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT