Rafael Nadal ‘Excited’ To Host 3rd Edition of Rafa Nadal Open Where Andy Murray and Others Will Participate

Published 07/20/2021, 9:14 AM EDT
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 11: Rafael Nadal poses during the FAST4Tennis media opportunity at Circular Quay on January 11, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)


Tennis star Rafael Nadal has one of the best tennis academies in the world. The facilities in and around the venue are of the highest quality. In fact, from time to time, even some of the best professional players in the world that visit the Rafa Nadal Academy to train. 

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In a happy turn of events, Nadal recently announced that the academy will be hosting the Rafa Nadal Open this season. Nadal and the organizers had to cancel last year’s edition given the planet’s struggle with the pandemic.

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 20-time champion stated, “Hello everyone, we are excited that once again we will celebrate the Rafa Nadal Open by Sotheby’s International Realty, the challenger at the academy. For us, it means a lot to be able to enjoy one week of tennis, a very high level of tennis in which world-class players like Andy Murray, Bernard Tomic, and many others who have been here over the years and participated.”

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Rafael Nadal is happy to see top players compete

Rafa is naturally ecstatic that fans will witness some of the highest quality of tennis over the course of the week. The participation of Andy Murray and Bernard Tomic will only add more quality and sheen to the event. However, fans will have to comply with the restrictions as the fear of the virus still exists.

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 35-year-old added, “This year will be the third edition and within the restrictions that we still have, we will try to keep the tournament a party for all the fans who want to come and check out the tournament. I think the last two years they had a great time apart from enjoying great tennis.”

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Coming on to Rafa, he skipped the Wimbledon Championships and has decided to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics. Although, he has begun training on the hardcourts for the US Open.

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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