Rafael Nadal has tested positive for coronavirus when landing in Spain after playing the Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament, which had meant his return to the slopes after a six-month break to recover from a foot injury.
“Hi all. I wanted to announce that on my return home from the Abu Dhabi tournament, I have tested positive for COVID in the PCR test that was carried out on me when I arrived in Spain “, he indicated in his
Hi all. I wanted to announce that on my return home after playing the Abu Dhabi tournament, I have tested positive for COVID in the PCR test that was performed on me when I arrived in Spain.
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) December 20, 2021
“Both in Kuwait and Abu Dhabi we pass controls every two days and all were negative, the last being on Friday and having the results on Saturday. I am having some unpleasant moments, but I hope that I will improve little by little.
I am now homebound and have reported the result to the people who have been in contact with me. ‘
Among those people, the King Emeritus, with whom he shared a dinner two days ago. Don Juan Carlos was in the stands during Nadal’s appearance, in what was the first public appearance since announcing his intention to return to Spain.
Thus, the Balearic announced that this alters his calendar in which he had planned to play a preparation tournament for the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year: «As a consequence of the situation, I have to have total flexibility with my calendar and I will analyze my options depending on my evolution. I will keep you informed of any decisions about my future tournaments! Thank you all in advance for your support and understanding.