“You have to be healthy to do what you love” – Fans react as Rafael Nadal confirms his withdrawal from the Indian Wells and Miami Masters

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A dejected Rafael Nadal during 2023 Australian Open

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Rafael Nadal will aim to make a strong comeback during the clay season of the ATP tour as he withdraws from Indian Wells and Miami Masters.

Rafael Nadal has confirmed that he will miss the ATP 1000 Indian Wells and Miami Masters tournaments. The Spaniard has been out of action with a hip injury and hasn’t played a match since his second-round loss at the Australian Open. Nadal will now look to undergo a full recovery and be back in time for the European clay court season.

Nadal confirmed on Twitter that he is skipping both tournaments. “I am sad that I won’t be able to compete at Indian Wells nor Miami. Very sad not to be there. I’ll miss all my US fans, but I hope to see them later this year during the summer swing”, he wrote. He further added: “It’s been a while since I don’t communicate with you. Took my time off, started rehab, gym and physiotherapy as instructed by the doctors. Getting ready to come back in the best conditions.” Nadal is expected to target a comeback at the Monte Carlo Masters, where he is an 11-time champion.

Fans react to Rafael Nadal’s withdrawal from the Indian Wells and Miami Masters

Let us take a look at some of the reactions from fans on social media.

“Thanks for the news Rafa. We just need a healthy Rafa on court, so take all the time you need, with all our support, always”, wrote a fan.

“You are an inspiration and deserve every success you have worked for. I wish you a speedy recovery and can’t wait to see you return! Best wishes”, tweeted another fan.

“Thank you. You have to be healthy to do what you love, play tennis! Take care”, read a sweet message.

“So lovely to hear from you, Rafa! Take care and hoping to see you on court when you’re ready! Keep warm and VAMOS”, commented another fan.

Another fan wrote: “Good luck with the rehab! Wishing you great health, hope you come back as strong as you always have been. Can’t wait to watch your incredible tennis on court.”

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