Rafael Nadal conceded on Wednesday he faces a “troublesome” and “excruciating” recuperation from the foot injury that constrained the 20-time Grand Slam champion to miss Wimbledon, the Olympics and the US Open.
Nadal finished his season in August because of injury and has said his foot is still “somewhat sore” in a show of a narrative with regards to his tennis foundation.
The 35-year-old said he is “anticipating improving and confronting a cycle that will be troublesome somely and agonizing in others yet that I need to go through to battle for what I need once more.”
Nadal distributed a photograph of himself on Instagram on Saturday holding bolsters with his left foot bound.
He declared he had been in Barcelona “to get treatment on my foot that will require a couple of days rest and half a month off the court.”
In the wake of playing his last match of the year in Washington toward the beginning of August, when he lost to South African Lloyd Harris, Nadal then, at that point pulled out of Wimbledon, Tokyo 2020 and the US Open.
The Spaniard holds the joint record for Grand Slam triumphs in the men’s down, tied on 20 with both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, who lost in the US Open last on Sunday to Daniil Medvedev.
“Throughout the long term, things get increasingly more muddled in light of the fact that you must be sensible, time doesn’t stop for anybody, yet I am as yet invigorated,” Nadal deduced in the introduction of the narrative, which debuts worldwide on Friday.