Monte Carlo CEO gave a big update with Rafael Nadal's schedule

David Massey, CEO of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters revealed that the Spaniard should start the clay-seaosn at the Monte Carlo Country Club

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Monte Carlo CEO gave a big update with Rafael Nadal's schedule
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The clay court season will, as always, be at the center of Rafael Nadal's schedule. Certainly in the Spaniard's planning the clay season has always had absolute priority. His aim will certainly be to get to the Roland Garros at his best, a tournament which he has already won 14 times.

There are still no certainties about the planning he will do regarding the preparation tournaments in Paris such as the ATP Master 1000 in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome.

David Massey, CEO of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, highlighted at the press conference to present the tournament, which will be held this year from 6 to 14 April, that the Spaniard intends to start his clay season in the Principality.

"I spoke to his team and they confirmed that he wants to play in Monte Carlo after taking part in Indian Wells. We keep our fingers crossed for his health but we hope and trust that he will be able to come. He has already won the tournament 11 times and could be looking for a twelfth triumph," he explained.

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Meanwhile, the winner of 22 Grand Slam titles has had a difficult start to the season. He had in mind a return to the Australian Open but was injured during the ATP 250 tournament in Brisbane and had to throw in the towel before the first Major tournament of the season.

His February calendar included a return to the ATP 250 in Doha but in recent days he has announced that he is not yet ready to return to competitions and has once again withdrawn. The Spaniard has currently confirmed the Las Vegas exhibition in which he should face Carlos Alcaraz and then take part in the ATP Master 1000 tournament in Indian Wells which will be held from 6 to 17 March.

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