According to Ben Rothenberg, a reporter for the New York Times, Rafael Nadal is expected to return to the field in the ATP 500 tournament in Washington. The Spaniard, after the defeat against Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros, had announced that he needed a rest and had canceled both Wimbledon and the Olympic tournament, but it seems that his return to the field is getting closer and closer.
For Rafa it would be the first participation in Washington, an event that has hardly ever seen one of the Big Three tread their fields. The only one to play in the US capital was a then very young Roger Federer, eliminated in the first round by Bjorn Phau in the 1999 edition.
The reason is probably to be found in the proximity to the two Masters 1000 of Canada and Cincinnati, but the data it is however curious. Still according to Rothenberg himself, it is likely that the Citi Open player pool. already historically rich, it can further embellish itself, especially if some heavy name should suffer premature elimination at the Olympics.
The restrictions should indeed be less stringent in the United States and this could be an attractive Toronto alternative for some players.
Nadal has already begun his preparations for the US Open 2021
Rafael Nadal has received a wildcard for the 2021 Citi Open, an ATP 500 event scheduled to begin on August 2.
Mark Ein, tournament director of the Citi Open, took to Twitter to express his delight at the fact that the Spaniard will be playing at the ATP 500 event in Washington D.C. “Honored to welcome one of the greatest sporting icons in the world Rafael Nadal to D.C.
and our Citi Open for the first time this summer,” Mark Ein wrote on Twitter. Nadal said he was “very excited” to go to Washington for the first time in his career. “I am very excited to come to Washington,” said Nadal in a statement.
“I have never been there and it’s one more place I wanted to come and play. I am looking forward to playing again and Washington shall be the best start for the US Summer Swing for me. Looking forward to seeing again my US fans that I haven’t seen since I won the 2019 US Open in NYC!
Vamos!” Nadal got off to a pretty decent start in the 2021 tennis season. He played well at the Australian Open 2021 but choked in the match against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarter-finals and therefore, failed to win the title.
He was brilliant in the clay-court season as he won two titles there. He won the ATP Barcelona Open 500 title after defeating Tsitsipas in the finals and then went on to achieve his ‘La Decima’ at the Italian Open 2021.
However, the clay-court season ended on an upsetting note for him as he lost to Novak Djokovic in the semis of the French Open 2021 and failed to retain his title.
Roger Federer’s mother reveals a secret about him
Lynette Federer talked about a secret of her son Roger Federer
Roger Federer will play an exhibition match in the Cape Town in South Africa,
The match will be between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the foundation of Federer.
The tickets were sold in minutes and they expect to break Tennis’s most attendance match by 50,000 fans.
Last year, Federer and Zverev broke the record with 43,000 fans in Mexico and in February
He will do it with Nadal.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer’s mother is happy about the match and to play in her country,
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She revealed a secret of her son and it might be one of the reasons of why He’s still playing Tennis.
“What amazes me most is the fire and zeal with which he is involved,”
“He still jokes in the dressing room with his opponents, playing a trick or two on them.“
“Somehow he is still there with almost childlike joy. That’s a good sign.”
Roger Federer will be playing an exhibition match on the 15th of January in Australia
to donate and help the bushfire victims, Rafael Nadal will join the match and many more stars as well.
Moreover, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic donated $50,000 as She challenged him on Twitter.
Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer ‘he can go home’
This time, Novak Djokovic Father mentioned that Roger Federer doesnt’ want to retire
just because He can not accept that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be better than him.
“Why is this happening with Federer, who is still the most successful and best tennis player in the world?”
“That is a fact according to the results, which will not be for a long time. Because he cultivates so much animosity towards Novak.
Moreover, Srdan suggested that Roger Federer can go home and to more interesting things.
“They have developed a kind of respect over the years, but why do you think he still plays at 40?”
“Imagine that, a 40-year-old man still plays tennis, when he can go home and do some more interesting things.”
“But since both Nadal and Novak are breathing down his neck, he simply cannot accept the fact that they will be better than him.
“Go, man, raise children, do something else, go ski, do something. Tennis is not your whole life,”
“It is just my son’s current hobby. He is only a tennis player at the moment.”
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Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer he can go home
Back to Monte Carlo 2008 where Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer met in the S-Finals,
Roger Federer told Djokovic team to Be quite after they were talking about a long ball.
and not for so long, Novak Djokovic Father besides his wife started saying tough comments about Roger Federer.
And from the other side, Roger Federer never replied to the Serbian Couples to let their comments only in the media.
Nick Kyrgios tells Novak Djokovic’s father not to ‘push the blame’ onto Grigor Dimitrov
The fallout from the Adria Tour continues with Nick Kyrgios hitting back at Novak Djokovic’s father for trying to “push the blame” onto Grigor Dimitrov following a string of positive coronavirus tests.
The controversial tournament, the brainchild of 17-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic, took place in Serbia and Croatia despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Players and fans did not wear facemasks during events and did not adhere to social distance rules with Djokovic insisting that they were following guidelines set out by the Serbia government.
The first big bombshell dropped on Sunday evening when world No 19 Dimitrov confirmed he returned a positive coronavirus test after returning home to Monaco, and Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki also tested positive, but the latter two were still in Croatia.
World No 1 Djokovic added his name to the list when he announced on Tuesday that both he and his wife Jelena tested positive for Covid-19 after they flew back to Serbia.
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His father, Srdjan, was unimpressed by Dimitrov and blamed the Bulgarian.
“Why did it happen? Because that man probably came sick, who knows from where,” Djokovic Sr. said of Dimitrov on RTL Croatia TV.
“He didn’t test here, he tested somewhere else … I think that’s not fair.
“He inflicted damage to both Croatia and to us as a family in Serbia.
“Nobody is feeling well because of this situation.”
Kyrgios, who has been very outspoken about the Adria Tour, hit back at Srdjan in an Instagram Story as he wrote ” don’t push the blame”.