After an 8-month layoff to heal a bad left knee, Rafael Nadal is set to return to tennis next month for a now 3-stop Latin American swing. Nadal initially just targeted Acapulco but has since added Sao Paulo and earlier today it was confirmed Vina del Mar would be added. It will be the former No. 1′s first trip to Chile.
Via translation, Nadal posted on facebook, “I am delighted to confirm my participation in the tournament in Viña del Mar in Chile. I would like to thank the organizers of the tournament for the invitation, and say that I have many fans in the Andean country. Finally I can go in person to be with them and play my first tournament after the injury that has taken me away so long.”
The only event he’s not playing, as of now, is the July 18th event in Buenos Aires.
Here’s Rafa’s full schedule as it stands at the moment:
Feb 4 Vina del Mar, Chile, VTR Open
Feb 11 Sao Paulo, Brazil, Brasil Open
Feb 25 Acapulco, Mexico, Abierto Mexicano Telcel
Nadal hasn’t played a tournament since Wimbledon last June.
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