The CEO of the ATP Acapulco awaits Rafael Nadal

The tournament director sent a message to the Spaniard, in which he states that he is waiting for his come back

by Lorenzo Ciotti
The CEO of the ATP Acapulco awaits Rafael Nadal
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A tournament that will most likely see the presence of Rafael Nadal again is Acapulco, where the Spaniard has won 4 titles in his career. The CEO of the tournament, Alvaro Falla, assured that the stadium will be ready for the starting date, from 24 February to 2 March 2024, after the problems generated by Hurricane Otis a few months ago. "Acapulco is our home through thick and thin and we will hold the Open there.

As for Rafa, if he wants to come, he will always have a space," assured the tournament boss.

And before Acapulco, Rafa will play the Australian Swing

Nadal is ever closer to his comeback and the anticipation of his fans is rising, eager to see the Spanish tennis player back on the court almost a year after the last time.

The champion from Manacor is training for the new season, which will open for him with the ATP 250 in Brisbane. "My contacts with his team indicate that he is ready to play, but he wants to lower expectations and perhaps this is taking some pressure off him.

He is looking forward to coming to Brisbane. He has been here several times and he is always liked playing this tournament to get closer to Melbourne," revealed the tournament director to Eurosport. The last appearance of the 22-time Slam champion dates back to Australia, when he suffered a serious injury during the second round match with Mackenzie McDonald at the Australian Open and decided to end his season early, after several postponements, precisely to recover to 100 % from the physical point of view.

The 37-year-old Spaniard will try to get in shape ahead of the first Slam in 2024. Nadal's main rivals will be Holger Rune, Grigor Dimitrov, Ben Shelton, Ugo Humbert and Sebastian Korda. The Spanish champion said last June 2024 could be his last tennis season.

Anyway, in the previous weeks, the Spaniard didn't close the dore to an eventual come back for the 2025 tennis season, if his body will give him good answers, in the upcoming season.

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