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Rafael Nadal undergoes arthroscopic surgery ‘to review left psoas’

Rafael Nadal has undergone minor surgery ahead of his 37th birthday today, that was confirmed by his representative Friday evening.

Nadal has been out of action since the Australian Open, and confirmed in a recent press conference that he would be missing Roland Garros for the first time since 2004.

The Spaniard also implied that next year is likely to be his last on the ATP tour, with the potential of him returning before the end of this year to represent Spain at the Davis Cup.

Nadal has been on the injury sidelines for the past four and a half months with a tear to his iliopsoas muscle, which appears to have been worse than the first thought six to eight week recovery time.

His representative, Benito Perez-Barbadillo, revealed that his client had undergone the surgery, “Rafael Nadal has undergone minor arthroscopic surgery to review the left psoas lesion that has kept him out of competition. This intervention has been carried out in Barcelona.”

It is expected that the results of that surgery will be known at some point today, but whether that will be made public is unclear at this moment.

Rafael Nadal Career Achievements at 37

As Nadal begins his 38th year, we at Tennishead wanted to look back on the tennis legends incredible career so far.

Here is what the Mallorcan has achieved over the past 20 years:

  • 22 Grand Slam singles titles – including 14 Roland Garros titles
  • Career Golden Slam (Won all four majors and Olympic gold medal in singles in Beijing)
  • Olympic Gold medal in doubles (Rio Olympics)
  • 36 ATP Masters 1000 titles (Including 11 Monte Carlo Masters victories)
  • 92 Career ATP titles
  • And many more great achievements along the way!

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Matthew Johns, Tennishead Writer, is a professional tennis journalist with a specialist degree in Sports Journalism. He's a keen tennis player having represented his local club and University plus he's also a qualified tennis coach. Matthew has a deep knowledge of tennis especially the ATP Tour and thrives on breaking big tennis news stories for Tennishead.