Rafael Nadal (3rd) has everything ready to make its debut in the Washington ATP 500. There, in the American city, the manacorí will play this tournament for the first time in his career and He will return to the circuit after failing to appear at Wimbledon and the Olympics.
“My body decided for me. If I had the choice, I would never miss either Wimbledon or the Olympics. However, I was unable to compete in these events after the clay court tour – I had some foot problems so I didn’t play. a racket in 20 days, it was a complete stop of 20 days “ the Spanish expressed in a press conference, days before his debut in the contest.
Then he expanded: “When we looked at the schedule, my goal was to be in Washington. Here I am: that’s the most important thing to me. Playing in Washington allows me to be back on the track a week earlier than I usually do on this tour. I think I will miss Wimbledon. It was the right decision, I think it was the right thing to do. “
The champion of 20 Grand Slam trophies also referred to the great moment he is living Novak Djokovic, who has won three majors so far this year and speculated that the Serbian could win the US Open. “He has already won three. When you win three, you can win four without a doubt, right? You have already completed 75% of the way. He will also play on a hard court, which is probably his best surface. What he has achieved this year is incredible. We will see. I don’t know, I think he can do it, I have no doubts “ concluded.