Fernando Verdasco and Gilles Simon, attractions of the Rafa Nadal Open


the Spanish tennis player Ferdinand Verdasco and the French Gilles Simon will be the great attractions of fourth edition of the Rafa Nadal Open by Sotheby’s International Realtywhich will be played at the academy of the winner of 22 Grand Slam titles, located in Manacor (Majorca), from August 29 to September 4, next.

Verdasco, former world number 7 and Davis Cup champion, will fight to win the cup in a tournament of the ATP Challenge Tour category that he knew well last year, and where he reached the quarterfinals, losing to German Tobias Kamke .

This year, the man from Madrid will arrive at Movistar’s Rafa Nadal Academy after winning the Monterrey Challenger in March.

Another great attraction for the public is the French Gilles Simon, champion of 14 ATP titles and will play for the first time in Manacor.

Another of the top favorites is the Swiss Henri Laaksonen, who has won six Challenger Tour titles, and has to face important names on the circuit such as Hugo Grenier (recent champion in El Espinar), Jurij Rodionov, Borna Gojo (runner). -up in the Davis Cup) or Dominick Stricker, who has already won two titles this season.

Also Spanish Dani Rincón, the new champion of the US Open Junior 2021, received an invitation to play the tournament, as the tournament organizers announced in a statement.

The player trained at Movistar’s Rafa Nadal Academy, who won at Flushing Meadows last year on both dates, will be looking to continue consolidating himself on the circuit in 2022.

This season Dani achieved her first two ITF titles and achieved 14 consecutive victories, culminating in the best season of her career.

Another of the great promises of world tennis to be seen in Manacor is the Italian Luca Nardi, currently number 13 in the Next Gen ATP race that brings together the best youngsters on the circuit in Milan at the end of the year.

The Italian, champion of Le Petit As in 2017, earned his first ATP point at the age of 14 and is considered one of the world’s great promises.

As in the three previous editions, tournament tickets are free and fans can now download them through the website www.rafanadalopen.com.

Source: La Verdad


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