MDP Live - Bad luck continues to approach the Spaniard, Rafael Nadal. After being smothered in injury, he now has to be exposed to the corona virus.
In August, Rafael Nadal suffered a leg injury that kept him out for four months. These conditions made Nadal have to be eliminated at Roland Garros in the semifinals.
He was also forced to withdraw from a number of other prestigious tournaments such as Wimbledon, the Tokyo Olympics, and the US Open.
After his condition began to recover, Rafael Nadal tried his performance in an exhibition tennis tournament which was held in Abu Dhabi.
While competing at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships in Abu Dhabi, Nadal always underwent a routine Covid-19 PCR test to confirm his condition.
The last test was carried out on Friday last week and the result was negative. Rafael Nadal then returned to his hometown in Spain and again underwent a PCR test.
Unfortunately, Nadal tested positive for the corona virus from the test results. The 35-year-old tennis player was then asked to self-isolate until his condition completely recovered.
"I would like to announce that upon my arrival at home, after playing in the Abu Dhabi tournament, I tested positive for COVID-19.
Rafael Nadal admits that now he has to go through difficult times while self-isolating. However, Nadal hopes to recover soon and return to action on the tennis court.
"I had some unpleasant moments. But I hope to recover little by little. I am now at home and have reported the results to those who have been in contact with me," said the Barcelona Open champion.
"As a result of this situation, I have to be flexible with my calendar and I will analyze my options depending on the conditions. I will keep you informed of any decisions about my upcoming tournaments."
Rafael Nadal also can not guarantee to appear in the Australian Open tournament which is scheduled to start on January 17 next. This incident really made Nadal like he had fallen down the stairs.