Next month, Rafael Nadal makes much-anticipated comeback

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A world number one tennis legend, Rafael Nadal, has dropped a bombshell on his fans, saying that he will make his long-awaited comeback from injury at the Brisbane International, CNN reported. This news is a welcome surprise for both him and his fans.

A video message posted on several social media platforms by Rafael Nadal on Friday announced his return to competitive tennis after a one-year hiatus from the sport: “After a year away from competition, I am ready to return. I will be in Brisbane in the first week of January.”

It has been a while since Nadal played a tennis match. In the first week of January, Nadal was the reigning champion at the Australian Open, having won his first grand slam there in 2022.

His performance was hindered, however, by a hip problem, and he suffered a shock straight-sets loss to American Mackenzie McDonald in the second round.

His absence is likely to be the result of hip surgery in June, which prevented him from playing for the rest of the season. He had been expected to return later in the year but has now announced his absence from Madrid, Rome Masters and French Open.

It was recently that the 37-year-old tennis legend shared images and videos with his fans as he prepares for a competitive comeback, which has been eagerly anticipated by the tennis community as the 37-year-old prepares for his comeback from injury.

In what will likely be Nadal’s last year on the tour, the Brisbane International will mark the beginning of what will be one of the last tournaments he will play for the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

The idea and the motivation I have for this tournament is to try to enjoy and to try to say goodbye to all the tournaments that have been an important part of my tennis career during the next year, and to just try to enjoy the experience of being competitive and to enjoy being on the court, something that we are not allowed to do today,” he told a press conference in May.

In March, Nadal was injured and dropped out of the top ten for the first time in 17 years, which led to him missing the Australian Open for the first time in 17 years. He is expected to return in 2024 following his first absence for 17 years.

He will now have to use his injury-protected ranking in order to enter tournaments or use a wildcard entry if he wants to participate.

Craig Tiley, the CEO of Tennis Australia and the tournament director for the 2024 edition of the tournament, made an announcement in October, just prior to Rafael Nadal officially announcing his comeback, that Nadal would be among those competing in the event.

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