Former world number one Rafael Nadal's schedule for the 2017 ATP season has been revealed and looking at the tournaments the Spaniard is set to take part in, it will sure be a hectic year for the 14-time Grand Slam winner as he aims to get back to the top of the tennis summit.
The 30-year-old is scheduled to appear in 19 ATP tournaments next year – not including the pre-season competition in Abu Dhabi later this month and at ATP World Tour finals for which he will have to qualify in order to compete.
It remains to be seen whether the Spaniard can take part in all 19 tournaments as he has been struggling with form and fitness issues in recent times. Nadal was down due to persistent injury problems, which resulted in him cutting his 2106 season short in October post the Shanghai Masters.
The 30-year-old in particular has struggled from a wrist injury, which he first suffered during the French Open earlier this year.
Nadal, who is currently in playing at the Spanish National Championships in the doubles format, will most likely make a return to singles action at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships later this month.
However, that will not be an easy task with the presence of not only the big four – Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer – but also due to competition from up-and-coming players in the sport including Alexander Zverev, Milos Raonic and Nick Kyrgios.
Rafael Nadal's complete schedule for the 2017 season is as follows:
1) Mubadala World Tennis Championship (29-31 December)- Abu Dhabi
2) Brisbane International (1-8 January)
3) Australian Open (16-29 January)
4) Rotterdam Open (13-19 February)
5) Acapulco (27 February- 4 March)
6) Indian Wells Masters (6-19 March)
7) Miami Masters (20 March- 2 April)
8) Monte Carlos Masters (15-23 April)
9) Barcelona Open (22-30 April)
10) Madrid Masters (5-14 May)
11) Rome Masters (10-21 May)
14) Montreal Masters (August)
15) Cincinnati Masters (August)
16) US Open (August)
17) China Open (October)
18) Shanghai Masters (October)
19) Basel (October)
20) BNP Parisbas Masters (October)