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Rafael Nadal will play the Laver Cup and Novak Djokovic is out of the Madrid Masters 1000

Rafael Nadal will play the Laver Cup and Novak Djokovic is out of the Madrid Masters 1000

The number 1 tennis player in the world ranking withdrew from one of the most important tournaments today, while the Spanish legend joined the European Laver Cup team.

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Rafael Nadalwho is trying to return little by little to the circuit in what should be his last season, will be part of the Europe in the Laver Cup from September 20 to 22 in Berlinthe organizers announced on Monday.

In 2022the Laver Cup It was the last official tournament of the Swiss Roger Federer before its withdrawal and Nadal, who was injured, nevertheless played the doubles match alongside the greatest opponent of his sporting career. Both players finished the event with tears of emotion.

“Nadal joins his Spanish compatriot and world number 3 Carlos Alcaraz, number 4 Daniil Medvedev and number 5 Alexander Zverev in the Europa team, which will try to regain the Laver Cup under the captaincy of Björn Borg”the organizers announced in a statement.

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Nadal in the final stretch of his successful career.

Nadal in the final stretch of his successful career.

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Nadal declared to be “very happy” to participate for the fourth time in this competition started in 2017 by Federerand which pits a European team against another of American players, whose captain is John McEnroe.

“At this point in my career, I want to enjoy all the opportunities that come my way”adds in the statement the Mallorcan tennis player, who due to injuries and pain has not won a tournament since his 14th title. Roland Garros in 2022having barely played on the circuit since then.

Upon his return after more than three months of absence due mainly to abdominal pain, Nadal was eliminated last week in the second round of Barcelonaa tournament he has won twelve times.

Novak Djokovic is out of the Madrid Masters 1000

The world number one tennis player and winner of 24 Grand Slam tournaments, the Serbian Novak Djokovicwill not play Madrid Open.

The tennis player was not included in this Monday’s draw, after the media announced that he had withdrawn from this Masters 1000 tournament that takes place from April 22 to May 5 in Madrid.

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