Rafa Nadal will make his ATP 250 debut in Melbourne Before the winner of the duel Between the American Marcus Jeron and a player from the qualifying stage.
The Balearic, who started out as a top seed and exempt from first-round play, has done well in the singles lottery, since then He’s dodged dangerous players like Andy Murray or Grigor Dimitrov in his half frame, who might face off in the second round.
Popyrin or Koepfer in the quarters and Kyrgios or Goffin in the semi-finals They will be potential rivals to the former world number one on his way to the Grand Final.
Nadal will make his debut at the singles table on Wednesday or Thursday, and certainly before that, he will do so in the doubles. He will face 13-times champion Roland Garros, Australia’s Jaume Munnar, Pullmans and Boberin in the first round.
Balearic He finished a new training session, Sunday, with Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (28), while his third session on the Rod Laver track was with the highest intensity. Having played a group exercise against which would be one of the main threats in the ATP 250.
The last competition match that the 20-match champion played was The loss in the Washington Championships against South African Lloyd Harris last August.
After stumbling, Mallorcan decided to undergo surgery to find a new solution to his left foot canoe problems that have been going on since 2005.
His first test was the match he played in December at the Abu Dhabi Exhibitions Championship. Against the British Andy Murray, as well as the confrontation with the Canadian Denis Shapovalov.
Nadal piled on two defeats but, as he himself emphasized, feelings weren’t bad after a long period of inactivity.
After arriving in Spain, the tennis player himself confirmed that he tested positive for Covid-19As well as several members of his team, as he had to self-isolate for ten days before traveling to the capital of the state of Victoria (Australia).
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