Rafael Nadal undergoes laparoscopic surgery for the hip injury that prevented him from competing in the French Open.
Rafael Nadal underwent laparoscopic surgery on the left hip injury that prevented him from competing at the French Open.
Since sustaining the injury at the Australian Open in January, the 36-year-old Spaniard, who intends to retire after the 2024 season, has not competed.
In recent weeks, Nadal, a 14-time winner of the men’s singles title at Roland Garros, has been practicing but was not healthy enough to compete.
On Saturday morning, the results of the surgery will be made public.
Last month, when confirming he would forego the French Open for the first time in 19 years, Nadal added that he hoped to be in the best physical condition for his final season the following year.
Nadal, who has won 22 Grand Slam singles titles, shares the record for most men’s major victories with Novak Djokovic of Serbia.