Spaniard Rafael Nadal will reportedly make his return to action at the Monte-Carlo Masters after being included in the official player list, the Indian Express report.

The 32-year-old was due to face Roger Federer for the first time since 2017 in the semi-finals of Indian Wells last week, however, Nadal pulled out of the contest due to a knee problem.

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Nadal then pulled out of the Miami Open which began earlier this week to begin his recovery from injury and his clay-court preparations.

Many have now been speculating as to how long the 17-time Grand Slam champion could be out of action for, with the French Open starting at the end of May.

However, after being included in the official list of participants for the Monte-Carlo Masters, it is believed Nadal will target the competition as his proposed return date.

The competition is scheduled to start on April 13, and with the French Open beginning at the end of May, Nadal looks set to have six weeks of full preparation before his bid for a 12th Roland-Garros title gets underway.

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