Rafael Nadal, the bohemian Spaniard with 19 major titles glittering beside his long-worshiped name, would be a great figure to watch over at the Mexican Open 2020 scheduled to take place between February 24th and 29th. In tandem, Nadal, the 2nd Seed (ATP) Mallorcan, who had to stomach an acrimonious defeat against Thiem in the Australian Open quarterfinal, had arrived in to the Mexican territory late on Thursday, the 20th of February, accompanied by his coach Carlos Moya, as the draw for the first round matches had been held on Saturday (February 22nd) and threw out the 59th Seed (WTA) Spaniard Pablo Andujar in front of the unyielding 33-year-old as a cat over the hot tin roof.
In this newer version of Mexican open, the Mallorcan maverick would have the opportunity to hit the jackpot for the third time in Acapulco and to avenge his last year’s second round defeat against the defending champion, Nick Kyrgios, often contemplated as one of the most hated athelete.
Besides, last year in the Acapulco Open, following Nadal’s premature exit from the tournament after being beaten by Nick Kyrgios, the Aussie made another disgraceful comment against the much-beloved Spaniard saying, “Rafa doesn't know me and I won't listen to what he tells me.
He is very slow to take off and the rule says you have to hurry,” after Rafael Nadal had criticized the Australian for disrespecting the public, while in this year’s Mexican open Nadal could slump two zeniths at one stone, avenging Kyrgios alongside clinching his third crown in the Mexican Open.