Toni Nadal says Rafael Nadal will be eligible to compete at Roland Garros this season.
Nadal has not played on the ATP Tour this year after losing to Mackenzie McDonald in the second round of the Australian Open in January.
An eight-week recovery period is typical for a psoas injury, given Nadal’s health concerns.
Nadal pulled out of Monte Carlo, the Barcelona Open and the Madrid Open this month to focus on the French Open as his recovery took longer than expected.
Tony Nadal says his nephew will prepare for his second Grand Slam of the year.
Toni has hinted that the 14-time French Open champion could take part in the Italian Open in Rome.
«He wants to compete now, but it’s still a while away,» Nadal told Radio MARCA.
«He is going to play in Paris, although it will be important to measure his ambitions there in the coming weeks, how he trains and what he can do in Rome.»
Along with Stanislas Wawrinka, Richard Gaschet and John Isner, Nadal is one of only four players in the ATP Top 100 aged 36 or older.
Felix Auger’s 62-year-old coach Aliassime Nadal says he has no plans to leave anytime soon.
Toni Nadal said: «He is not thinking about retirement, he wants to recover well and compete because he loves this sport.»
«Rafael is recovering, I think he is close to competing again, but he can’t be here in this tournament (Madrid Open).
This is one of the tournaments he is most excited to play but we will have to wait another year. «It is clear that he will not arrive at Roland Garros with a good preparation, we should not fool ourselves,» he said.
Nadal has confirmed that he will not be in Madrid and has given an update on his situation.
«The injury is still not healed and I can’t do what I need to compete,» Nadal said.
“I’ve been training, but now a few days ago we decided to change course a bit, do another treatment and see if things improve to get to the next thing.
“I can’t give a time frame because if I knew I would tell you, but I don’t. «That’s how things are now.»
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