Rotterdam say ‘welcome back’ to Rafa Nadal as he changes his 2021 schedule

It has been announced that World number two Rafa Nadal will play at this year’s indoor ABN AMRO tournament in Rotterdam for the first time since 2009.

Tournament Director Richard Krajicek, a former Wimbledon Champion himself, confirmed the news on twitter earlier today and says the inclusion of Nadal will make this year even more special.

In an interview with We Love Tennis, Krajicek said: “(Nadal) one of my favorite players of all time. The intensity he brings to the field is unprecedented.

“His fighting spirit as well as his technique is an example for everyone.

“The fact that he is coming back to Rotterdam after so many years makes this tournament special.”

Nadal’s last appearance saw him reach the final before losing to Britain’s Andy Murray, but he’ll be hoping he can go one further this time.

Nadal is currently in Adelaide where he will take part in an exhibition event alongside Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem.

He will then captain Team Spain in the ATP Cup before the first Slam of the year at the Australian Open. The Rotterdam tournament takes place the first week of March.

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