Rafael Nadal will play the Barcelona Open



by LORENZO CIOTTI

Rafael Nadal will play the Barcelona Open
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Where will Rafael Nadal play during the next 2024 clay-court season? The Spanish champion, after missing the Australian Open due to the injury suffered at the Brisbane International, should return to playing on hard-courts, before making the switch to clay.

Rafa should come back at the ATP 500 in Doha, before playing Indian Wells and Miami. The he will focus on swinging on his beloved clay.After the Master 1000 in Monte-Carlo, the ATP 500 in Barcelona is another very popular stage for the best tennis players in the world to prepare for the great clay court event of Roland Garros and obtain other precious points from a ranking perspective.

Over the last few years the tournament has always had an important series of quality players on the draw: in the last two editions, the talented Carlos Alcaraz has established himself, who is currently the undisputed King in the Catalan city and in Madrid.

Rafael Nadal
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The number 2 in the world himself could not fail to include the competition in his 2024 planning. Carlitos has in fact confirmed his presence at the Barcelona Open scheduled from 15 to 21 April, with the aim of becoming champion for the third time in a row.

This year, the organizers have pulled off a real double blow. In addition to the talented 20-year-old Iberian, a compatriot who can't wait to return to play in his homeland will also take part in the event.

Rafael Nadal will play Barcelona

This is Rafael Nadal, who to get closer to the great goal of Paris (both as regards the Slam and the Olympics) chose to play in Barcelona. Fans have welcomed the news with great enthusiasm and are already dreaming of a potential challenge between the two, perhaps for the title.

Another top 10 is ready to warm up their engines to counter possible Spanish dominance. It is the Russian Andrey Rublev, who missed the tournament last year. In the coming weeks, the names of other players taking part in the competition will be revealed, followed by the publication of the complete entry list.

Jannik Sinner's intentions after Monte-Carlo are not yet clear, while the presence of Lorenzo Musetti (semifinalist in 2023) is expected.

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