Since the re-injuring his knee this summer, Rafael Nadal has been hinting that he would cut back on his hardcourt schedule, and he has. The clay Acapulco tournament has officially announced that Nadal will play in Mexico in February.
In the past Nadal has played events like Rotterdam, Marseille and Dubai after the Australian Open, but next year the Spaniard has opted to play an event during the February clay swing for the first time since 2005 when, as an 18-year-old, he won Acapulco (and Costa Do Sauipe).
The 20th anniversary of the Acapulco tournament will run from February 25-March 2. Expected to join Nadal are his countrymen David Ferrer and Nicolas Almagro.
Tournament director Raul Zurutuza called it a “luxury” having Nadal at the event.
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