Rafael Nadal will not play the Barcelona Open

Rafael Nadal will not play the Barcelona Open

The Spaniard, who has won 21 Grand Slam singles titles, was ruled out last month for up to six weeks with a stress fracture to a rib. As a consequence, the 35-year-old tennis player will not be in Barcelona.

“Rafa has just been removed from the entry list in Barcelona,” the team told Reuters.

We still don’t know when he will play his first tournament on clay this year

“We still don’t know when he will play his first clay-court tournament this year. Hopefully it will be soon.”

Nadal complained of a chest problem during his run to the ATP 1000 final in Indian WellsCalif., last month.

Tests carried out in Barcelona revealed a stress fracture of the left third costal arch.

Madrid and Rome will host the Masters 1000 next monthand Nadal hopes to participate in them to win matches before the French Open from May 22 to June 5, in which he has won a record 13 times.