In search of poker: Rafael Nadal will fight to keep the trophy to make history
Tonight begins the last Grand Slam of the year and it will be a competition full of emotions. We are close to living the end of an era, Serena Williams will play the tournament and then retire from professional activity. And in the male sphere, several things are at stake, Raphael Nadal He will have the chance to finish world number one and for the “Big Three” to end up with the four majors in his possession.
In principle, the Manaco man is one of the favorites to win the title because of his career, his name, his level, his potential every time he has to face this type of tournament and in the world. history this year, it is unbeatable. In addition, Raphael Nadal he is the only member of the ‘Big Three’ to compete, as Novak Djokovic was not cleared and Roger Federer is recovering from a knee injury.
Therefore, as happened with the Serbian in the last two previous editions, ‘Rafa’ will have the chance to close with the US Open coronation and the trophy will remain in the history books. In case of achieving this, he would finish for the ninth season in which the four GS remain in his hands, ‘Your Majesty’ and ‘Nole’.
During these nine years, on two occasions, the titles were held by Raphael Nadal and Novak Djokovic -2011 and 2019-, so this year it could happen again that the three greatest in history continue to write their names in the books. But beyond the coronation, the Spaniard could have a double happiness, since he puts in play to become the second tennis player with the longest life to be world number 1, behind Roger Federer.
the beginnings are coming
Raphael Nadal He already knows his rival and has started training under the watchful eye of Carlos Moyá with Australian Rinky Hijikata in mind. The tennis player number 198 in the ATP ranking arrives at the tournament thanks to an invitation from the organization and it will be his first appearance in the main draw of the US Open. The match will take place during the Arthur Ashe night session starting at 8 p.m. in Argentina (1 a.m. in Spain, 6 p.m. in CDMX and 7 p.m. in Chile).
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