Rafael Nadal will return to the Rotterdam Open 500 in 2021. Given the situation due to the pandemic and with the new calendar in hand and since the Indian Wells Masters 1,000 has been postponed, the champion of 20 grand will play in the Dutch city of March 1 to 7. His best result there is the 2009 final when he relented to Brit Andy Murray.
Nadal could coincide in Rotterdam with Roger Federer, one of the tennis players that the organization headed by its director Richard Krajicek wants to convince to be in the running.
Those who are confirmed for the appointment are names of weight such as Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, both within the ‘top 10’, Gael Monfils, Roberto Bautista, David Goffin or Stan Wawrinka. Rafa is polishing his roadmap for the beginning of the season.
In Adelaide’s quarantine since Thursday, January 14, Rafa will play an exhibition in the Australian city on January 29 and will debut at the ATP Cup in Melbourne, from February 1 to 5. Be the prelude to the Australian Open. Rotterdam, in this way, will be his third official commitment.
Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book “Because He’s Jeff Goldblum,” a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.