Rafael Nadal Has Taken A Drastic Decision For A better preparation for the Olympic tournament,

Nadal Set To Compete At ATP 250 Tournament On Clay Prior To Olympics

Rafael Nadal will play an ATP 250 event ahead of the Summer Olympics to prepare for the tournament, which will be hosted in Roland Garros.

This year’s Summer Olympics are unusual due to the surface they’re played on. The Olympic tennis will be played on clay in 2024 as the renowned Roland Garros stadium will play host to some of the top players in the world.

Among them will be Nadal, whose recent return at that location didn’t go as planned. He fell to eventual finalist Alexander Zverev in the first round, but he’ll be pleased to go back and play again.

Nadal Set To Compete At ATP 250 Tournament On Clay Prior To Olympics

To better prepare for the Olympic tournament, the 22-time major winner has signed up for an ATP 250 event in Bastad, Sweden. The Bastad Open is no stranger to some good players, as Casper Ruud and Andrey Rublev have stopped by in years past.

The event will run shortly before the Olympics, commencing on July 15th, a day after Wimbledon, a tournament that Nadal will not play, and going until the 21st, and will likely act as a tuneup for the Spanish legend.

He’ll be able to test himself in a competitive situation, which certainly beats basic practice matches, in which he usually excels. There 38-year-old may try to convince Carlos Alcaraz to play doubles with him in the Swedish city, as they need to practice together before of the Olympics, but it looks doubtful so far.

Alcaraz was asked about it in a recent interview and he stated that he doesn’t think it will happen. According to Alcaraz, there was no time to pair up before to the Games.

As for Nadal, he’ll make his tennis return in Bastad, providing some iconic clay-court action to fans in Sweden, in his case, most possibly one final time before he inevitably retires.

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