Rafael Nadal, his return is official: he will play the 2024 Australian Open

The confirmation came from the tournament director, Craig Tiley

The return of. is official Rafael Nadal. The sample will play the 2024 Australian Open, the first Slam of next year, scheduled from 14 to 28 January in Melbourne. This was announced by Australian Open director Craig Tiley. “He has worked hard to recover from the injury. He has always given his best in Melbourne and no one can doubt the strength of his competitive spirit. I have remained in contact with his team, he is back on the field training and has the aim of returning in Melbourne in January”, he stopped.

Nadal37 years old, 22 times Slam champion and winner on two occasions Down Under, He hasn’t played at all since the 2023 Australian Open when he suffered a hip flexor injury during the match she lost to Mackenzie McDonald in the second round. The ‘king of clay’ underwent surgery in June and has intensified his training in recent weeks. The Majorcan, who slipped to number 240 in the ATP ranking, will be able to play in Melbourne taking advantage of the protected ranking having been absent from the circuit for a period of more than six months.

At the Australian Open The return of Wimbledon 2022 finalist Nick Kyrgios is also expected. “He is doing his utmost to return to the court at his best. We all know how much playing the Australian Open means to him, he never fails to bring emotion and passion. His extraordinary tennis, his sense of spectacle, always adds something special to the tournament”.