Rafael Nadal withdrew from Indian Wells 2024 Tennis Tournament

Rafael Nadal withdrew from Indian Wells 2024

Rafael Nadal withdrew from Indian Wells 2024 Tennis Tournament

Number one tennis player Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open 2024 and Sumit Nagal replaced him. Rafael withdrew before his first-round match saying he is not ready to play at the highest level.

Rafael stated it is with great sadness that he has to withdraw from this amazing tournament. Everyone knows how much he adores Indian Wells and he likes playing here. That is also one of the reasons he came to the desert so early to train and prepare.

Furthermore, he said he has been working hard and training. You know he took a test this weekend but doesn’t feel prepared to perform at the best level at such a big tournament. It is not an easy decision but he can’t lie to himself or thousands of fans. He will miss you all and is confident the event will be successful.

However, Tournament director Tommy Haas expressed disappointment that Rafael Nadal withdrew from Indian Wells 2024. Tommy said Rafael is one of the all-time fan favorites here and they hope to see him back in Indian Wells again in future. Indian tennis player, Sumit Nagal will replace him.

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Rafal intends to retire after the 2024 season. He returned to Brisbane International in January after nearly a year off with a hip flexor injury. However, he was forced to miss the Australia Open due to another muscle rupture.

The second-ranked tennis player Carlos Alcaraz defeated Rafael in an exhibition tournament in Las Vegas on March 3, 2024. But he appeared to get ready to compete for his fourth title in the California desert.

Benito Perez, a representative of Rafael stated he will also not participate in Miami Open. Rafael will now turn his attention to his favorite French Open. He seeks a record-breaking 15th French Open title and a second Olympic gold medal at the Paris Games where tennis will be conducted at Roland Garros.

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