The Washington Tennis Championships confirmed, on Thursday, the registration of Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who will play that competition from August 2 to 8 in preparation for the US Open.
In Washington, the Balearic tennis player will begin his way to the “Best” New Yorker, according to the tournament’s organization on its website. This will be Rafael Nadal’s first time in Washington, as they plan to compete with some of the best rackets on the ATP circuit. Among them are two Wimbledon semi-finalists, Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Paul Hubert Hurcacz. “I am very excited to play in Washington for the first time,” Nadal admitted.
“This tournament will be, for me, the best start to the American Tour,” he said in comments made by the City Open. The Balearic, who has won 20 Grand Slam titles, has given up competing at Wimbledon from June 28 to July 11 and at the Tokyo Olympics from July 24 to 30 to prevent “any kind of excess” in his body that “could prevent further Fighting in the medium and long term for the titles.”
In fact, he has not participated in any competition since his defeat in the Roland Garros semi-final, to Serbian Novak Djokovic, on June 11. Now he’s preparing for his comeback, with the US Open as a big target on his athletic horizon.