(Madrid) Rafael Nadal, injured in a hip since the Australian Open in January, will also not participate in the Rome tournament next week, the last of three Masters 1000 on clay before Roland-Garros (May 28-11 June), he announced Friday on social networks.

“I am sorry to announce that I will not be able to be in Rome”, writes Nadal, already out of Monte-Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid since the start of the season on ocher. “Despite an improvement seen in recent days, I have not been able to train at a high level for many months, the recovery process takes time and I have no choice but to accept it and continue to work”, continues the Spaniard with fourteen trophies at Roland-Garros.