Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Rafael Nadal tests positive for Covid-19

Rafael Nadal tests positive for Covid-19.

On Monday, Rafael Nadal said he tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Spain after returning from injury in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition event at Abu Dhabi last week

The 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal said he was having some "unpleasant moments" but hoped to feel better soon and keep people informed about his plans over future tournaments.

Nadal wrote on Twitter.

"I wanted to announce that on my comeback home after playing the Abu Dhabi tournament, I had tested positive for COVID-19 in the PCR test that has been performed on me when I arrived in Spain,"

The 35-year-old Rafael Nadal said he had tested negative at all times when he was in Abu Dhabi and Kuwait and had tested negative on Friday last week.
The Spaniard's returns from injury at the exhibition event -- his 1st tournament appearance since the Citi Open at Washington in August -- ended in two close defeats by Andy Murray and Denis Shapovalov.

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Nadal wrote.

"I am having some uncomfortable moments, but I hope that I will improve little by little. I am now homebound and have announced the result to those who have been in contact with me,"

He added

"As a result of the circumstance, I have to get total flexibility with my calendar, and I will inspect my options depending on my evolution. I will keep you informed of any resolution about my future games,"

Rafael Nadal spent four months on the sidelines with a foot injury. In the semi-finals, he was kicked out at Roland Garros and got forced to pull out of Wimbledon, the Tokyo Olympics, and the US Open.

Nadal had said he could not guarantee he would make the trip for the Australian Open, which begins on January 17.

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