Rafael Nadal will return to playing at the Brisbane International in Australia in January, the 22-time Grand Slam champion said. After a hiatus of almost a year, Nadal, who is currently ranked No.663 in the ATP Rankings, will be marking his return on the tennis court. He uploaded a video on his social media handle to announce his return. (More Tennis News)
"After a year of not competing, it is time to come back," Nadal said in a video posted on social media. "It will be in Brisbane in the first week of January. See you there."
“I don’t think I deserve to end like this. I believe I have worked hard all my sports life. So, that my end isn’t here at a press conference. I am going to finish my career in the right way,” Nadal added.
The 37-year-old Spaniard has not played on tour since last January, when he hurt his hip flexor during a loss in the second round of the Australian Open.
In May, a little more than a week before the start of the French Open, Nadal announced that he would miss the tournament he’s won a record 14 times and wasn’t exactly sure when he might return to play.