Ailing Nadal Won’t Play French Open; Eyes End Of His Career
May 19, 2023 12:13PM PDT
Tennis star Rafael Nadal is pulling out of the French Open for the first time since his 2005 debut.
The 14-time champion says he’s withdrawing due to injuries.
He was not at the 2023 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells due to injuries.
Nadal says 2024 will be his last year on the pro tennis tour.
The 36-year-old Nadal says the recovery process on his injured hip is taking longer than expected.
Spain’s Rafael Nadal speaks during a press conference at his tennis academy in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain, Thursday May 18, 2023. Nadal said he need to stop playing for a while after been sidelined by an injured left hip flexor since January. (AP Photo/Francisco Ubilla) used locally May 19th 2023