Rafael Nadal will be back on the slopes sooner than expected. The Mallorcan, who has not played an official match since he lost the semifinal of Roland Garros in view of Novak Djokovic, announced this Monday in Paris, in an act of the Babolat racket brand, which is scheduled to play the Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament (December 16-18), play another and then head to Melbourne, to play the Australian Open.
The manacorí reported last August that he was giving up the current season to treat his left foot disease. But it seems that your return will be earlier than expected, specifically this month of December. “My plan is to play Abu Dhabi in December and a tournament before playing the Australian Open. It is my goal and we are working hard to make it that way, “Nadal explained in a ceremony with his sponsors, according to the AFP agency.
The Australian Grand Slam will be held between February 8 and 21 in Melbourne and the Balearic Islands hope to be already recovered by then. Last September, after several weeks without appearing publicly, Nadal published a video leaving a Barcelona hospital on crutches where he had undergone treatment for Müller-Weiss syndrome. Since then, the manacorí has continued working on his recovery and has already shown images exercising on the tracks of his Academy in Majorca.