Fighting Tsitsipas again in Barcelona, Rafael Nadal saved a match point in a memorable final that lasted three hours and 38 minutes and lifted the first trophy since Roland Garros in October last year. Alexander Zverev defeated Nadal in Madrid before the Spaniard recovered in Rome, fending off a match point against Denis Shapovalov and defeating Novak Djokovic in the 36th Masters 1000 title clash. At Roland Garros, the 13-time champion suffered only the third defeat in Paris since his debut in 2005. Rafa lost to Djokovic in the semi-finals after four hours and 11 minutes of outstanding tennis, wasting too much energy and opting to skip Wimbledon and the Olympics. to recharge batteries. “The US Open is a tournament that historically has been very good for Rafa; He really likes the environment that lives there, and we hope it will be a tournament with almost no restrictions. The idea is to compete in Toronto and Cincinnati ahead of the United States. Open,” said Carlos Moyá.
Wilander talks about Rafael Nadal
20-time Grand Slam champion, Rafael Nadal announced his unfortunate withdrawal from Wimbledon Championships 2021 owing to fatigue. After a tough French Open 2021, the Spanish ace withdrew from the flagship grass-court event to ‘prolong’ his career. It is a decision that has seen many suitors and critics. Former World No.1 Mats Wilander gave his opinion on the matter. “I can understand that the Games pose a physical risk, especially since the US Open is coming later. But I am disappointed that Rafa does not play at Wimbledon. I suppose he will have a good reason for having been erased because, otherwise, he would not have done it. It is clear that the scarce two weeks between Roland Garros and Wimbledon have not helped if you consider Nadal’s style of play,” Mats Wilander said. Los Angeles’ newest restaurant is on its way. Beverly Hills, in LA, is a celebrity hangout spot and residential area. The new Spanish Tatel Restaurant is set to open and the concept behind it comes from three of the greatest athletes in the world. Rafael Nadal, Cristiano Ronaldo and Pau Gasol had initially planned the concept of the restaurant in 2017. The idea is in execution and will soon be the best hangout spot in Beverly Hills. Tatel Restaurants is a chain of Spanish restaurants, with branches in Ibiza and Madrid. Pau Gasol is a professional basketball player from Spain. He is currently playing for FC Barcelona Basketball team. He was playing for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2008 to 2014 and won the NBA Championships twice in his career.