Rafael Nadal stated on Monday that he had examined constructive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Spain after coming back from damage on the Mubadala World Tennis Championships exhibition occasion in Abu Dhabi final week.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion stated he had some “disagreeable moments” however hoped to really feel higher quickly and inform the general public about his plans on future tournaments.
“I wished to announce that on my return residence after enjoying the Abu Dhabi event, I’ve examined constructive for COVID within the PCR take a look at that has been performed on me on my arrival in Spain,” Nadal wrote on Twitter,
The 35-year-old stated he had examined damaging on a regular basis in Kuwait and Abu Dhabi, and final examined damaging on Friday.
The Spaniard’s return from damage within the exhibition occasion – his first event look for the reason that Metropolis Open in Washington in August – resulted in two shut defeats to Andy Murray and Denis Shapovalov.
He wrote, “I’ve had some disagreeable moments however I hope to enhance slightly bit. Now I’m at residence and have reported the end result to those that have been in contact with me.”
“On account of the state of affairs I should have full flexibility with my calendar and I’ll analyze my choices primarily based on my improvement. I’ll maintain you knowledgeable of any choices concerning my future tournaments.”
Nadal was off the sector for 4 months with a leg damage. He was knocked out at Roland Garros within the semi-finals and was compelled to drag out of Wimbledon, the Tokyo Olympics and the US Open.
He had stated that he couldn’t assure that he would journey to the Australian Open beginning January 17.