World No. 1 Rafael Nadal enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career in the ATP Calendar 2019. The 19-time Grand Slam champion was wary of his schedule in the 2019 season to fend off from any further injuries. Will the Spanish star continue to restrain himself from playing more tournaments in the next season?
Rafael Nadal played 15 tournaments in 2019 including the Laver Cup in September and the one-week Davis Cup finals in November. However, the 2020 season might see a more hectic schedule for the Mallorcan.
With the addition of the ATP Cup ahead of the Australian Open in January and the Tokyo Olympics scheduled after the Wimbledon championships, Nadal’s 2020 schedule will be tighter than the 2019 season.
The World No.1 has also committed to play two exhibition matches with Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov in February and March, respectively. Nadal is hence line up to play 17 tournaments including the Laver Cup and Tokyo Olympics 2020, next year.
The 33-year-old claimed four titles in the 2019 season including the French Open 2019 and US Open 2019. However, Rafael Nadal has an uphill task of defending many ATP points. Will Nadal be able to stay at the top of the rankings in 2020? A lot depends on his schedule and how smartly he chooses his tournaments to save his energy and prevent any injuries.
Rafael Nadal 2020 Schedule
|1||ATP Cup||Perth, Australia||January 3 – 12|
|2||Australian Open||Melbourne, Australia||January 20 – February 2|
|3||Exhibition match vs Roger Federer||Cape Town, South Africa||February 7|
|4||Mexican Open||Acapulco, Mexico||February 24 – 29|
|5||Exhibition match vs Grigor Dimitrov||Atlanta, USA||March 2|
|6||BNP Paribas Open||Indian Wells, USA||March 12 – 22|
|7||Miami Open||Miami, USA||March 25 – April 5|
|8||Monte-Carlo Masters||Monte Carlo, Monaco||April 12 – 19|
|9||Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell||Barcelona, Spain||April 20 – 26|
|10||Mutua Madrid Open||Madrid, Spain||May 3 – 10|
|11||Internazionali BNL d’Italia||Rome, Italy||May 11 – 17|
|12||Roland Garros||Paris, France||May 24 – June 7|
|13||Wimbledon Championships||London, The United Kingdom||June 29–July 12|
|14||Olympics||Tokyo, Japan||July 15 – August 2|
|15||Rogers Cup||Toronto, Canada||August 10 – 16|
|16||Western & Southern Open||Cincinnati, USA||August 16 – 23|
|17||US Open||New York, USA||August 31 – September 13|
|18||Laver Cup||Boston, Massachusetts, USA||September 25 – 27|
|19||Rolex Paris Masters||Paris, France||November 2 – 8|
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