Rafael Nadal calls Craig Tiley ‘DARING” for declaring his participation at the Australian Open 2024, releases a timeline on when he will confirm it 

Rafael Nadal has been out of action for almost ten months now.


Rafael Nadal calls Craig Tiley ‘DARING” for declaring his participation at the Australian Open 2024, releases a timeline on when he will confirm it 

Craig Tiley, Rafael Nadal (Images via WWOS Nine, Australian Open)

Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal who is on his road to recovery and is working day in and out to get back on the tour, has called Australian Open director Craig Tiley’s claims about him playing at the 2024 edition of the tournament as a ‘bit daring’. Nadal then also talked about the exact time when he will be able to take a call on his participation. 

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The 37-year-old who has been out of action for months now has denied Tiley’s claims, saying that even he does not know if he is going to play at the year’s first Grand Slam. While acknowledging Tiley’s excitement, Nadal said that he is more excited about going and playing in Australia. However, his situation does not allow him to commit to something now. 

Yes, it was a bit daring. I have a very good relationship with him and I understand his excitement and also that of the Australian Open, which is surely less than the excitement I have about going there. But from there to say that I am going to be at the Australian Open seems very complicated to say today. 
said Nadal to Agencia EFE during the presentation of a new project. 

Rafael Nadal reveals when can he confirm his participation at the Australian Open

The 37-year-old Spaniard then talked about the timeline of his return. Nadal reinstated his claims from a few days back. The 22-time Grand Slam winner said that his body is still recovering and his focus is on achieving daily goals rather than setting a long-term objective and getting disappointed. 

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Rafael Nadal (Image via CNN)
In fact, I don't know and I'm working to try to recover. Therefore, my way of understanding my moment is that I do not need dates, but rather I need to simply work day by day with enthusiasm and with the right mentality to try to recover. If I set dates and I don't keep them, I add disappointments that I don't need, because I have already had enough disappointments at a sporting and physical level in recent times.
Nadal further added.

The Spaniard then dropped a subtle hint on when he will be able to reveal his exact comeback date. Nadal said that he is feeling better than he was a month ago and hopefully “in a month and a half I will be able to say something like: I’m going there or I’m going there.”

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