Rafael Nadal reacts during his semi-final match against Britain’s Andy Murray in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi. Photo: AFP
Rafael Nadal reacts during his semi-final match against Britain’s Andy Murray in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi. Photo: AFP

Australian Open chief ‘confident’ Rafael Nadal will play, despite testing positive for Covid-19

  • The former world number one tested positive when he returned to Spain from Abu Dhabi where he took part in an exhibition tournament
  • Tournament director Craig Tiley confirmed ‘a small percentage’ of unvaccinated players and staff would be granted medical exemptions at the Australian Open

Topic |   Australian Open 2021
Rafael Nadal reacts during his semi-final match against Britain’s Andy Murray in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi. Photo: AFP
Rafael Nadal reacts during his semi-final match against Britain’s Andy Murray in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi. Photo: AFP
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