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Rafael Nadal has confirmed his participation in the next Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell – Trofeo Conde de Godó, which in 2021 celebrates its 68th edition from April 17 to 25. The Majorcan tennis player, who is already preparing the clay court tour, currently occupies the third position in the ATP ranking and continues to be the great reference of this surface after winning the last Roland Garros held in September 2020. Therefore, Nadal remains faithful to the tournament of the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899, a club to which he has belonged since he was a child, in which he will participate for the sixteenth time and whose centre court bears his name.
The player from Manacor is the main figure on the tournament poster, which in the coming weeks will continue to outline the presence of other great tennis stars. Champion 11 times, the best Spanish tennis player in history will try to regain a title that in 2019 was taken by Austrian Dominic Thiem.
David Ferrer, sports director of the tournament, is very excited about the participation of his friend and former rival. “Rafa’s presence in Barcelona is very important for the tournament and he will be even more so after the cancellation of last year’s edition,” he said. “What Nadal has done throughout his career is something amazing and unique. We must explain to all the fans that what we have seen with this player is not going to be repeated,” he said excitedly. “Rafa is a legend of this sport and we have to enjoy him while we can,” he added.
The Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell is synonymous with spectacle and good tennis. Throughout its 68-year history, the best rackets in the world have passed through its courts and the tradition of a club like RCTB-1899 has allowed the discovery of young talents who have become fabulous tennis players. In recent years, the tournament served to discover players such as the Russian Daniil Medvedev or the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who starred in the final in 2019 and 2018.
The Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell will be held from April 17 to 25, 2021 and the latest news on the development of the tournament can be consulted on the official website: barcelonaopenbancsabadell.com