Rafael Nadal This Friday, June 2, he underwent a minor arthroscopic surgery in Barcelona to find out the status of the injury that has kept him off the slopes since the last Australian Open, in January.

As reported by his team, the one from Manacor was placed in the hands of the doctors Mr Philippon, Vilaró y Ruiz Cotorro, and this Saturday they have communicated the results: they estimate a time of five months of sports loss. In this way, they will not participate in the Davis Cup Final Phase from November 21 to 26 in the event that Spain qualify after the group stage in Valencia.

It must be remembered that Nadal appeared before the media two weeks ago to announce his absence at Roland Garros and his plans to spend as much time as necessary to recover physically.

The Spaniard’s recovery from Melbourne became complicated and he did not make it to the important tour on clay. The king of the earth was getting off the tournaments in which he cemented his legend, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Rome and Paris, touched by physical setbacks to the point of planning his retirement in 2024.

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“I am not going to set a return date, my intention is that 2024 is my last year,” confessed a Nadal who is confident that he can say goodbye on the slopes. For now, this Saturday, the day he turns 37 and while he misses the French Open of which he is a 14-time champion, he will know something more about that return date.

Nadal, who became a first-time father in October last year, has the full support of his wife at home, Xisca Perellówho mourned the loss of his father, Miquel Perelló, last April.