When and Where to Watch Rafael Nadal’s Draw at Citi Open 2021

Published 07/29/2021, 5:16 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 11, 2021 Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts during his semi final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier


World No.3 Rafael Nadal will return to the court at the Citi Open 2021 after almost a two-month break. All the eyes will be on the 20-time Grand Slam champion as plays at the ATP 500 Tournament for the very first time.

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After losing the French Open 2021, the Spaniard will eye US Open 2021. Thus, the Citi Open is like a warm-up tournament for him where he can regain his form and momentum ahead of the Grand Slam.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 11, 2021. Spain’s Rafael Nadal in action during his semi-final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

The Citi Open 2021 will begin on August 2, 2021, and will stretch till August 8, 2021. The qualifying rounds will begin on July 31, 2021, and will conclude on August 1, 2021. Nick Kyrgios still is the defending champion of the tournament as it didn’t take place in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Nadal will begin the tournament as the top-seeded player since neither Daniil Medvedev nor Novak Djokovic will play at the tournament. The draw ceremony of the tournament will take place on July 30, 2021, but the time for the same is not confirmed as of now.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 11, 2021. Spain’s Rafael Nadal in action during his semi-final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

Fans in Spain will be able to witness their star live on Telefonica. The Tennis Channel will stream the tournament’s matches live in the USA while the Australian fans will be able to witness it on beIN Sports. Those living in the UK can watch the matches on Amazon Prime Video while those living in France will be able to watch them on Europort.

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It’ll be intriguing to see if Nadal manages to get off to a good start in the upcoming hard-court season. Fans have huge expectations from him and want him to make an incredible comeback to the court. Will he be able to lift his 21st Grand Slam title in New York this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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