Injured in the left leg during the second round of the Australian Open lost against the American Mackenzie McDonald, Rafael Nadal has lived since January in the shadow of the circuit.
The date of its resumption is not yet fixed.
The player with 22 major titles (like Novak Djokovic) has resumed training and hopes to be able to give his full potential during the clay-court season.
In the meantime, the circuit is experiencing, this Monday, a small event.
The legendary Rafael Nadal leaves the Top 10. The Spaniard is only in 13th place in a ranking dominated by his young compatriot Carlos Alcaraz (ahead of Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas), sublime winner of Indian Wells without having lost the slightest set (6-3, 6-2 in the final against Daniil Medvedev, unaccustomed to folding in this way).
Rafael Nadal had entered a Top 10 dominated by Roger Federer (ahead of Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick) for the first time in his career on April 24, 2005 (in the wake of the final lost at Mimai against Roger Federer and his titles at Monte -Carlo and Barcelona).
A few weeks before his first title at Roland-Garros.
Le, the first in a crazy series for a player accustomed to juggling records who, with 912 weeks spent consecutively in the Top 10, is ahead of Jimmy Connors (789) and Roger Federer (734).
This Monday marks the end of a crazy series after almost 18 years of presence in the Top 10. He who is 36 years old...
Often injured, endowed with a formidable ability to rebound, Rafael Nadal has gone through the years and lasted.
He is doing everything to mark the season on clay again...