Rafael Nadal is going to play the Mutua Madrid Open 2022. According to the schedule of the Madrid tournament, the Spaniard’s first match will fall on Wednesday: in the first match of the draw, he will face Kecmanovic. Not a random day for the winner of twenty-one Grand Slam titles: on Wednesday evening there will also be the second leg of the Champions League, which sees Manchester City and Real Madrid as protagonists.
The Spanish team, as well as the tennis player’s favorite team, must recover (in their home stadium) the result of the spectacular first leg, which ended 4-3 for the English. Speaking to El Larguero, the director of the tournament, Feliciano Lopez, revealed that Nadal had asked to move the time of his opening match, also explaining the reasons, not only related to the soccer match.
“Rafa likes to play during the day in Madrid, as the ball bounces higher, and with the Champions League semifinal he asked us not to play at the same time as the match,” revealed Lopez, as reported by Punto de Break, who confessed of wanting to go see Real Madrid.
He is a choice that two other Real tennis players and fans will most likely follow: Nadal himself and Carlos Alcaraz.
Rafael Nadal’s celebrations for Real Madrid
Although the passage to the Champions League final is still in the balance, with a goal to be recovered at the City, certainties arrive for Real Madrid on the championship front.
In the match against Espanyol, it was Rafa Nadal who kicked off the match. A match that, with the final result of 2-1, determined the victory of the Spanish Liga by the team from the capital. As a great Real fan, Rafael Nadal took the opportunity to celebrate the thirty-five championship.
Celebrations that saw the Spanish tennis player at dinner with two champions of the Madrid team: Ronaldo and Luis Figo. To close the picture, there is also the current coach of the Spanish team, Carlo Ancelotti: the Italian is the only one to have won the five major championships (Milan, Chelsea, Byern Monaco, Paris St Germain, Real Madrid).
Real Madrid beats Manchester City 3-1 to reach the UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool, on 28 May 2022.