Rafael Nadal to return to action at the Citi Open in Washington
Rafael Nadal will return to action for the first time since his epic French Open semi-final defeat by world No 1 Novak Djokovic; the Spaniard will play at the Citi Open in Washington, with the main draw beginning on August 2
Last Updated: 08/07/21 2:22pm
Rafael Nadal will return to action for the first time in more than a month at the Citi Open in Washington.
Nadal, who last played at Roland Garros, will hope to put his semi-final defeat by Novak Djokovic behind him, as he warms up for the US Open.
The 35-year-old was defeated in a four-set thriller by the world No 1, which was only his third loss on the Parisian clay where he has won a record 13 titles.
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He later announced his withdrawal from Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics, saying he took the decision after consultations with his team in a bid to prolong his career.
"I am looking forward to playing again and Washington shall be the best start for the US Summer Swing for me," said Nadal.
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Nadal will play at the Washington tournament, which begins on August 2, for the first time and will be joined by Canada's Denis Shapovalov, Australian Alex de Minaur and others.