Rafael Nadal has revealed that he tested positive for Covid upon returning from Abu Dhabi’s comeback tournament. He said he was experiencing “unpleasant moments” and could not guarantee playing at the Australian Open.

Rafael Nadal, who was returning to tennis after suffering an injury during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition in Abu Dhabi, has been confirmed positive for Covid-19.

Grand Slam 20 champion, the man who said that he had some unpleasant moments but would soon feel better and keep everyone informed of his plans for future tournaments.

Nadal tweeted, “I just wanted to let you know that my COVID test was positive on my return after the Abu Dhabi tournament.”

Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has revealed he has tested positive for Covid

Rafael Nadal, a 20-time Grand Slam champion has confirmed that he tested positive for Covid

According to the 35-year old, he tested positive at every time he visited Kuwait or Abu Dhabi and that he last tested negative last Friday.

Andy Murray, Denis Shapovalov and Denis Shapovalov were close to destroying the Spaniard’s triumphant return from injury during the exhibition event. It was the Spaniard’s first appearance at the tournament since the Citi Open in Washington.

“I’m having some difficult moments, but I am hopeful that things will get better.” I’m now housebound, and have written to inform those in contact with me about the results.

“As a consequence of this situation, I must have complete flexibility with my schedule and I will analyze my options depending upon my evolution. 

Nadal had made his return to the court at an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi last week

Nadal made his return on the court last week at an Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament

“I will keep my team informed regarding any future decisions.”

Nadal was hospitalized for four months with a foot injury. 

Roland Garros knocked him out in the semi-finals. He had to withdraw from Wimbledon, Tokyo Olympics and US Open.

He stated that he couldn’t guarantee his attendance at the Australian Open, which starts on January 17th.

“The idea was to travel there and do my best in Australia. “I can guarantee it because I am 100 percent truthful, but that is not possible,” the Spaniard admitted. I need to talk with my team.

“It’s been six months since my last official match. It’s difficult, and that is something I can accept. 

“I was able compete in both matches, and had even my chance to win. So, if you put it in perspective, that’s very encouraging.  

Having already refused to commit to the Australian Open, his place is now in greater doubt

He has already declined to sign up for the Australian Open and his future is now more in question