Rafael Nadal declines wildcard invitation for Dubai Championships

Rafael Nadal declines wildcard invitation for Dubai Championships

Nadal was hampered by the issue on the Australian Open, the place he was knocked out within the quarter-finals by Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Rafael Nadal declines wildcard invitation for Dubai Championships

File picture of Rafael Nadal. AP

Rafael Nadal has declined a wildcard invitation to play subsequent week’s Dubai Championships, telling match organisers on Thursday he wants extra time to get well from a again damage.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion was hampered by the issue on the Australian Open, the place he was knocked out within the quarter-finals by Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Nadal pulled out of the Rotterdam match final week and had already introduced his absence from Acapulco, which like Dubai begins on Monday.

He’s anticipated to make his return within the season’s first Masters occasion in Miami from 24 March.

The world quantity two introduced his determination to skip Dubai on Twitter, saying: “I want to thank the @DDFTennis for the wild card invitation despatched to me.

“We severely thought of coming to play, however I don’t assume I’m able to play but.”

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