Rafael Nadal undergoes arthroscopic hip muscle surgery after missing French Open


Rafael Nadal had arthroscopic surgery on his injured left hip flexor on Friday night, which resulted in his missing the French Open for the 1st time since 2005 when he won the 1st of his record 14 titles there.

Three physicians were engaged in the treatment, according to Benito Perez-Barbadillo, Nadal’s spokesperson. The operation was taking place in Barcelona. On Saturday, Nadal’s 37th birthday, Perez-Barbadillo stated that he planned to be ready to share updates about the operation.

The Spaniard has been out since January after suffering a hip injury during a second-round Australian Open loss.

Since making his debut and winning his first championship in Paris in 2005, the 14-time French Open winner Nadal had competed at Roland Garros every year. The Spaniard revealed that he will be unable to compete in the competition, which starts on May 22.

While Nadal has declared that 2024 will be his last season, he also said that he intends to play in all competitions that have meant a lot to him, including the Olympics. He went on to say that he needs to take a break from his career to “try and regenerate” his physique.

The 22-time Grand Slam singles winner refused to put a deadline on his career but intended to participate in the Davis Cup by the end of the 2023 season. He also indicated that he would like to participate in the 2024 tour.