For second year in a row the champion in Mallorca will play the final of the next Australian Open.
A six to eight week recuperation would allow Nadal to return well before the clay court season.
There were also fears over the fitness of Novak Djokovic.
Nadal is getting ready for the U.S. Open.
Flushing Meadows has been a happy hunting ground for Nadal, who has won the U.S. Open four times, the last title coming in 2019.
Nick Kyrgios is going to be one of the star attractions.
ATP Mallorca Championships 2021
Daniil Medvedev of Russia ATP Mallorca Championships 2021 at Country Club de Santa Ponsa on June 26, 2021 in Calvia.
Nadal defied expectations to win this year's Australian Open.
The presentation of the ATP 250 Mallorca Championships.
Edwin Weindorfer, CEO of e|motion group and Pep Cañellas owner of FERGUS Group