Rafael Nadal He has already left Australia to head for Mallorca, his homeland. The Spanish tennis player, number two in the ATP, will take a few days off and immediately begin to prepare his next commitment for this season: Rotterdam. The Dutch tournament, category 500, takes place from March 1 to 7 with players like Daniil Medvedev or Stefanos Tsitsipas in the poster.
Goodbye Australia. It’s been five weeks with you. Stay safe and thank you, “that’s how he said goodbye Rafael Nadal from Melbourne through a message on social media. The Spanish tennis player returned to Spain this Thursday after completing his path in the Australian Open. Nadal will now spend a few days off in Mallorca and will start preparing for his next engagement this season.
Rafael Nadal confirmed days ago his participation in the Rotterdam tournament, category 500. The postponement of Indian Wells due to the pandemic led him to make the decision to appear in the Dutch city, a tournament he had not attended since 2009. This edition will be his third participation in Rotterdam, where he already reached the final – he yielded to Andy Murray.
Despite being a 500 category tournament, Rotterdam can boast of a luxury lineup with the presence of Rafa Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas or Andrev Rublev, all of them among the last eight best of the Australian Open.
After the Australian Open, the next appointment on Rafa Nadal’s calendar for this season is the Rotterdam tournament – from March 1 to 7 (Movistar Deportes). He has not yet confirmed his presence in Miami, the first Masters 1000 of this 2021 that is scheduled from March 24 to April 4. The Balearic has not played the last two editions of it.
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Where he is expected is on the clay tour, which will begin with the Monte Carlo Masters 1000. Last year, the European dirt tour was the one that was most affected by the pandemic and only the tournaments in Rome and Roland Garros survived, moved to autumn. On this occasion, the tour is expected to run normally and so let’s see Rafael Nadal along the slopes of Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome and the great appointment of Paris.
The tournament Monte Carlo It will be played from April 11 to 18. Next the Gothic from April 19 to 25. The dates of the Mutua Madrid Open for this year they are from May 2 to 9. After the Madrid tournament, the Rome Masters 1000 between May 9 and 16. Roland Garros It is scheduled from May 23 to June 6, on the usual dates of the French Grand Slam.