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Rafael Nadal’s return is going to be pretty crazy: Taylor Fritz on possibility of drawing unseeded Spaniard


Rafael Nadal’s return is going to be pretty crazy: Taylor Fritz on possibility of drawing unseeded Spaniard


World number 10 Taylor Fritz has said that 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal’s return is going to be pretty crazy. Nadal is set to participate in the Brisbane International, set to begin on December 31.

The 37-year-old hasn’t played any form of tennis since crashing out of the Australian Open 2023 following his defeat to Mackenzie McDonald in the second round. Earlier this year, in May, Nadal held a press conference at his academy to announce that he would not be taking part in the 2023 French Open.

Speaking to Eurosport, Fritz said he knew that Nadal was not going to retire, insisting that his return is good for tennis as a whole. Nadal sustained a hip injury in the Australian Open 2023 that has kept him out of the game for a significant amount of time.

“I mean, I expected that, it’s Rafa. I don’t think that he was ever going to just retire and not give it another go, so I definitely, after the amount of time he’s had off, I expected him to come back to start the year. So I think that it’s good news for tennis as a whole,” said Fritz.

The American tennis star went on to say that Nadal may be a bit rusty, while adding that his return will be crazy since he will be unseeded. Nadal, who is currently ranked No.663 on the ATP circuit, will be outside the seeds on his return and will be contesting in the opening round of matches.

“I think that maybe it’s going to be tough. Maybe he might be a little bit rusty. I think it’s going to be pretty crazy having him in draws where he’s going to be unseeded. So anybody can play Rafa in the first round, so it’s going to be pretty crazy. He’s still going to be playing really well and he’s still going to be tough for a lot of guys to play early and draws as well just because of him being unseeded,” Fritz added.

Although he did not talk about his participation in the Australian Open 2024, Nadal is expected to take part in the tournament with the event in Brisbane being a platform for preparation.

Published By:

Rounaq Sehrawat

Published On:

Dec 3, 2023


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