MADRID – Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal’s press conference prior to his first 2019 Madrid Open match was postponed on Monday, increasing the rumors about his physical status.
Initially, the presser was scheduled for Sunday and was then pushed to Monday.
The tournament organizers on Monday morning said that the interview is set to take place on Tuesday, without specifying the exact hour.
On Thursday, Nadal arrived in the Spanish capital, where he has normally been training at the Caja Magica complex.
The 32-year-old attended David Ferrer’s retirement ceremony on Sunday at the Manolo Santana court, the star is retiring after playing his final tournament in Madrid.
Nadal did not train on Sunday, apparently due to stomach problems.
The five-time Madrid Open champion is expected to make his tournament debut on Wednesday against Felix Auger Aliassime of Canada, who defeated Denis Shapovalov 6-2, 7-6 (7) on Sunday.
Nadal wrote a strange tweet earlier in the morning: “?Qeu selupñ aatgre mjjjt,” which further increases the uncertainty about his status.