Rafael Nadal to mark DC debut at Citi Open

Unexpectedly, 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will contend in the D.C. tennis competition the Citi Open, which starts July 31 at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center.

“I’m extremely eager to come to Washington interestingly,” Nadal said in an explanation.

“I have never been there and it’s one more spot I needed to come and play. I’m anticipating playing again and Washington will be the best beginning for the US Summer Swing for me. Anticipating seeing again my US fans that I haven’t seen since I won the 2019 US Open in NYC!. Vamos!”

Nadal, 35, is at present positioned No. 3 on the planet and at the Citi Open will be going for his 89th singles title on the ATP Tour.

The Spaniard will track down a serious field in D.C. that as of now incorporates world No. 12 Denis Shapovalov, No. 19 Felix Auger-Aliassime, Polish world No. 18, and 2021 Miami Open boss Hubert Hurkacz and Russian world No. 29 Karen Khachanov, who by and large involve four of the new eight Wimbledon quarterfinalists.

The competition will likewise invite U.S. Olympic Team individuals Coco Gauff, Jen Brady, and Jess Pegula to the debut Citi Open Women’s Invitational.

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