Rafael Nadal’s schedule for the upcoming 2021 season

World No.2 Rafael Nadal managed to win only two titles last year. As the Spaniard moves forward, he will be having a lot on his mind ahead of the new 2021 season.

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Rafael Nadal

World No.2, Rafael Nadal created history last year at the Roland Garros when he lifted the title for a record-extending 13th time bringing him equal to friend and foe, Roger Federer in the no. of Grand Slam titles won.

The Spaniard claimed only two titles last year and still managed to secure the World No.2 spot for the seventh time in his career. Nadal’s luck remains unaltered at the indoor hard-courts where he continued to struggle. Dropping out of the Paris Masters followed by the ATP Finals, the year-end London tournament remains elusive in Rafa’s career.

Looking forward to start his 2021 season, Nadal will have a lot on his mind to conquer for himself in the upcoming season. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the tournaments ‘King of Clay’ will play this year.

Schedule for Rafa Nadal in 2021

Rafael Nadal
DateTournamentLocationDraw SizeClassificationSurface
1 Feb – 5 FebATP CupMelbourne, Australia12 teamsTeam tournament with round-robin matchesHard
8 Feb – 15 FebAustralian OpenMelbourne, Australia128Grand SlamHard
15 MarMexican OpenAcapulco, Mexico32ATP 500Hard
12 AprMonte-Carlo MastersRoquebrune-Cap-Martin, France56Masters 1000Clay
19 AprBarcelona OpenBarcelona, Spain48ATP 500Clay
3 MayMadrid OpenMadrid, Spain56Masters 1000Clay
10 MayItalian OpenRome, Italy56Masters 1000Clay
24 May – 31 MayFrench OpenParis, France128Grand SlamClay
28 Jun – 5 JulyThe Championships, WimbledonLondon, Great Britain128Grand SlamGrass
26 JulTokyo OlympicsTokyo, Japan64Olympic GamesHard
9 AugCanadian MastersToronto, Canada56Masters 1000Hard
30 Aug – 6 SeptUS OpenNew York City, United States128Grand SlamHard
20 SeptLaver CupBoston, United States2 teamsTeam tournamentHard
1 NovParis MastersParis, France48Masters 1000Hard
15 NovATP FinalsTurin, Italy8Tournament with round-robin matchesHard
22 NovDavis CupMadrid, Spain18 countriesTeam tournament with round-robin matchesHard
Tba*Indian Wells MastersTucson, California96Masters 1000Hard

The list is only provisional and can change according to different circumstances.

Nadal, who played only seven tournaments in 2020 owing to the global pandemic, aims to play a lot more this year. The Spaniard’s hunger to win keeps rising by the year hence, it will be difficult to keep eyes off him in 2021.

Nadal’s agenda

Rafael Nadal

Rafa Nadal will kick off his tour with Team Spain at the ATP Cup, after ending the inaugural edition last year as runner-ups. Team Spain will also defend their title at the Davis Cup.

For the Spaniard alone, there are three titles to defend, Mexican Open, French Open, and Canadian Open (2019). Other than that, he will look forward to conquer more to his name.

Considering the level of his competition, tennis fans are in for a show to see Nadal compete at his best. Hopefully, the entire season will run its course and we will get to see the left-handed magician of Spain unleash his ultimate potential.

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