Madrid Masters 1000: Rafael Nadal’s request for the organization of the match between Real Madrid and Manchester City

The beginnings of Rafael Nadal inside Madrid Masters 1000 generates great expectation among tennis fans. And, before this match, the Spaniard made a special request to the tournament organizers: not to play at the same time as the second leg of the semi-finals of Champions League Between real Madrid there Manchester City which will be played at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium to be able to go on the field to see the duel.

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He was the tournament director himself, the tennis player Feliciano Lopez, the one who confirmed Rafa’s request. “He asked: ‘Please, when the Champions League semi-final is played, don’t play me'”said the head of the Masters in the Spanish capital, still active and ranked 114th in the ATP rankings.

In dialogue with the program “El Larguero” of be in chainLópez pointed out that Nadal’s games are usually scheduled in the afternoon as the Mallorca native ‘likes to play during the day because the ball hits a bit higher’. Nevertheless, this time an exception will be made and he will be put on earlier so he can get to the football game.

Two sporting events of great importance coincide this week in Madrid: the Masters 1000 of tennis and the semi-final of the Champions League (REUTERS/Susana Vera)For: Reuters

Thus, the player who occupies the fourth place in the ATP ranking and who is a fan of Real Madrid will be able to be present in one of the boxes of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium to see the definition of the series of semi-finals between the Merengue and Ciudadanos. In the first leg, the English team won 4-3.

Rafael Nadal will make his debut on Wednesday against Kekmanovic at the Masters 1000 in Madrid

Spaniard Rafa Nadal will make his Madrid Tournament debut on Wednesday against the Serb Miomir Kecmanovicwho beat the Kazakh Alexander Bublik on Tuesday 6-4 and 7-5 to advance to the second round of the Masters 1000 in Madrid.

Kecmanovic didn’t suffer much against Bublik, he just had to keep his serve to move on to the next phase, where Rafa Nadal awaits him.

The Spaniard, who returns from a rib injury, hasn’t played a game since losing in the Indian Wells final. She is thus back in competition after being abandoned in Monte-Carlo and Barcelona.

Aubrey L. Morgan