An injury scare to the same hip that required career-saving surgery has left Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open return up in the air.

The Spanish great’s promising Brisbane International comeback was ended in a gruelling three-and-a-half hour quarter-final loss to Australian Jordan Thompson on Friday night.

“That’s why … I have been talking with a lot of precaution.

“If things happens, if I have one problem there, one problem to the other part of the body, I need to accept.”


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