Casper Ruud has told Eurosport he is confident Rafael Nadal will return to push for a 15th French Open title at Roland-Garros in 2024.
Nadal announced last week that he would not be able to defend his Roland-Garros crown after failing to shake off the effects of the injury he suffered at the Australian Open earlier in the year.
Ad The Spaniard said his intention was to return to competitive tennis, but that 2024 was likely to be his final year on tour.
Roland-GarrosDjokovic ‘the most disappointed player’ with Nadal's Roland-Garros absence — WilanderA DAY AGO Ruud admits it will be strange not having Nadal to compete against, but feels the 36-year-old has the resolve to seek out another French Open crown. «It's a decision that is best for Rafa and the team, as I'm sure they tried all that they could to be ready for Roland-Garros but couldn't do it this year,» Ruud said on Eurosport's Ruud Talk. «But I think we will see Rafa again at Roland-Garros.Read more on eurosport.com