Here are some things from time when Rafael Nadal was last time ranked outside top-10


Rafael Nadal is set to exit the top-10 for the first time since 2005 and here are some of the things and trends from the time when the Spaniard wasn’t ranked inside the top-10. 

On April 25th, Nadal entered the top-10 for the first time in his career.

This Tuesday, Nadal announced his withdrawal from the Masters events in Indian Wells and Miami.

Nadal, who made the Indian Wells final, is set to lose a good amount of points and ultimately exit the top-10. 

Nadal not ready to compete during the Sunshine Double

At the Australian Open, Nadal suffered a second-round exit after being hampered by a hip injury.

Initially, there was hope that Nadal could be ready to play in Indian Wells and Miami.

On Tuesday, Nadal put an end to those hopes. 

“It’s been a while since I don’t communicate with you. Took my time off, started rehab, gym and physiotherapy as instructed by the doctors. Getting ready to come back the in the best conditions. I am sad that I won’t be able to compete at Indian Wells nor Miami. Very sad not to be there. I’ll miss all my US fans but I hope to see them later this year during the summer swing,” Nadal wrote on Twitter.

In Indian Wells, Nadal is a three-time champion.

After Nadal decided to pull out of this year’s Indian Wells edition, Indian Wells tournament director Tommy Haas shared a message.

“We wish Rafa continued healing, and hope to see him back at the BNP Paribas Open next year,” Haas said.

Now, Nadal will probably switch his focus on being ready for the start of the clay season.

In Monte Carlo, Nadal is a record 11-time champion.

This year’s Monte Carlo edition is kicking off on April 9th.

It remains to be seen if Monte Carlo will be the tournament where Nadal will return to action.

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