Rafael Nadal has introduced when he’ll make his comeback after a yr out injured.
The 22-time grand slam tennis champion has not performed a aggressive match since struggling a hip harm throughout his second-round defeat by Mackenzie McDonald on the Australian Open in January.
Having initially hoped the lay-off could solely be for a number of weeks, Nadal admitted in Could that he was staring on the finish of his profession and that he hoped to have the ability to play a remaining yr on tour in 2024.
He had surgical procedure in June and has been progressively constructing as much as a return that he has now introduced can be on the Brisbane Worldwide, a key warm-up occasion for the Australian Open, starting on New 12 months’s Eve.
In a video on X, previously often called Twitter, Nadal stated: “After a yr away from competitors, it is time to come again. It will likely be in Brisbane the primary week of January. I am going to see you there.”
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The 37-year-old tennis nice is presently ranked 663 on the planet having seen his 18-year keep within the high 10 finish in March.
Brisbane may also mark the return of Naomi Osaka, the 26-year-old four-time grand slam winner, following the beginning of her first youngster in July.