was on May 19 when he definitively announced that he was ending the season to wipe the slate clean physically.

“I will stop and the intention is that next year will be my last,” he said. Later he went further and assured that he would have made a decision regarding his future before the next edition of Roland Garros (May 26 to June 9).

The reality is that the scars after so many years of pushing his body to the limit are still there. It was demonstrated in his first and only official appearance in the first week of January at the Brisbane Open 250. In the first three-set match with Australian Jordan Thompson, he broke again.

Since then 90 days have passed in which Nadal has again been ruled out, one by one, from Doha, Indian Wells and Monte Carlo. The only thing he has played is an exhibition on March 3 in Las Vegas against Carlos Alcaraz.

His latest resignation has been made official today through his social media.

Thus, Nadal says that: “These are difficult times for me sportingly speaking. Unfortunately I’m not going to play in Monte Carlo. My body simply won’t let me. And although I keep working and trying my best every day with the illusion of being able to compete in tournaments that have been very important for me, the reality is that today I can’t.

“You can’t imagine how difficult it is to play in Monte Carlo. You can’t imagine how difficult it is for me not to have the opportunity to be able to play these events once again.”

Despite everything, Rafa will continue to work to try to return to the court.

“I just have to accept the situation and try to look to the immediate future keeping the dream and desire to give me the opportunity for things to improve,” he said.

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