Nadal then returned in January, sudden even himself via successful a document twenty first Grand Slam identify on the Australian Open, 13 years after he had closing received the event. He additionally picked up titles in Melbourne and Acapulco earlier than getting injured in Indian Wells, the place he reached the overall.
This time it used to be a rib damage that sidelined the Spaniard for 6 weeks, and he used to be disillusioned to be hindered via the foot so quickly after his comeback. “I started the season great, then happened the rib,” he mentioned after shedding to Shapovalov. “Since I came back, the foot have been tough, being honest, no?”