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ATP Washington 2021 | Tourism and mass phenomena: This was Rafa Nadal’s day prior to his return to the slopes

Rafael Nadal is a true idol of the masses in the USA, where the local fans venerate him every time he visits their country to play the tournaments of the American tour. This popularity was evident on the day before his debut in the ATP in Washington 2021 against Jack Sock, in which Nadal took the opportunity to tour the capital before training on the tracks where he will return to the circuit after his participation at Roland-Garros 2021.

Nadal took a tour of the city by bicycle and wanted to share it with his followers on Instagram. One of the anecdotes of the day was the protagonist when he confused the Capitol with the White House, a slip that many of his fans warned him about with both humor and admiration: “Very happy that you are here, but that is the Capitol,” said one from them. The vast majority took the opportunity to leave messages of support for the hardcourt tournaments in North America, with the US Open as the main objective. In his Instagram stories, he could also be seen relaxed and joking: “Yes, it’s me with a helmet,” he posted in one of them.

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There is no doubt about her influence on social networks, but the image of the day was the star of her when she carried out her training on the adjoining courts of the Citi Open. Quickly, the only tier of the court began to fill with tennis fans, and many local journalists warned that there were more people watching the Balearic Islands than in the first round matches that were being played at that time, among which Felix was Auger-Aliassime, for example.

Nadal’s first opponent in the hard court season will be American Jack Sock, who benefited from the injury withdrawal of Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in the second set after releasing the first. With Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and he tied for 20 Grand Slams, the highlight of the year will arrive at the end of August with the dispute of the US Open 2021, a tournament that you can follow live and exclusively through Eurosport and the APP of Eurosport.

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