Nadal unsure of return date

Rafael Nadal has admitted that he was not sure when he would return to action after Frances Tiafoe condemned him to his earliest US Open exit, since 2016.

Four-time US champion Nadal, bidding for a 23rd Grand Slam title, lost 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the last-16 to 26th-ranked Tiafoe.

The defeat ended a run of 16 successive Slams where the Spaniard had made at least the quarterfinals.

“I need to go back. I need to fix things. I don’t know when I going to come back,” Nadal told a press conference.

“I going to try to be ready mentally. When I feel that I will be ready to compete again, I will be there.”

Nadal has endured a rollercoaster year. – AFP

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