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Updated January 8th, 2024 at 10:12 IST

'Feel for Rafa': Nick Kyrgios shares his thoughts for Rafael Nadal after he pulled out of AO 2024

Aussie Tennis star Nick Kyrgios shared his thoughts over Rafael Nadal after he withdrew from the Australian Open 2024.

Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios | Image:AP
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The much-anticipated return of tennis icon Rafael Nadal has hit an abrupt boulder as the Spaniard has offered a new health update. Rafa has pulled out of the Australian Open after revealing that he has sustained an injury and will not partake in the majors event. The update has upset the fans, as they were eager to see the tennis great back in action after nearly a year. After Nadal shared the update, a tennis player reacted to it. 

3 things you need to know

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  • Rafael Nadal made his return at the Brisbane International
  • Nadal competed in the Men's Doubles and Men's Singles tournament
  • The Spaniard lost in the quarterfinal of the Brisbane International  

Also Read: 'People hit it harder': Rafael Nadal singles out one aspect of evolved Tennis he is not a fan of

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Nick Kyrgios opens up on Rafael Nadal after Spaniard pulls out of 2024 AO 

Australian Tennis player Nick Kyrgios has opened up after Rafael Nadal opted out of the Australian Open 2024. Since the Spaniard was supposed to compete in the majors event, it will be a bummer to not see him in action in Australia. After Nadal shared the news, Kyrgios took to X (Formerly Twitter) to share his thoughts on not seeing Nadal in action at AO. He tweeted, 

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'Feel for Rafa man get better soon, that was the fear for me as well, coming back a little too soon…'

Also Read: Rafael Nadal withdraws from Australian Open 2024 after incurring a muscle tear

Rafael Nadal reveals the extent of his injury

Rafael Nadal came off a long injury hiatus in the Brisbane International and presented quite a display. He showcased a decent performance and won two matches in the Men's Singles but lost in the quarterfinal. However, the Spaniard sustained an injury that will keep him off action for a while.

'Hi all, during my last match in Brisbane I had a small problem on a muscle that as you know made me worried. Once I got to Melbourne I have had the chance to make an MRI and I have micro tear on a muscle, not in the same part where I had the injury and that’s good news,' Rafa mentioned on X.

Now that Nadal has pulled out of AO, it is yet to be seen when will the Spaniard return to action.

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Published January 8th, 2024 at 10:12 IST

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