folks it looks like nadal is going to rio early next year.
it probably means he will be skipping Dubai. rio open 500 event starts on feb. 17th and Dubai is feb. 24th.
at least I hope he is not crazy enough to rush to Dubai after the rio open.
Nadal To Play Inaugural Rio Open
by Press Release
Rafael Nadal, the reigning US Open and Roland Garros champion, will be in Rio de Janeiro from 15-23 February to play South American’s biggest tennis event, the inaugural Rio Open.
“I am looking forward to playing for the first time ever in Rio de Janeiro. I have heard so much about the city, and now I will finally have the opportunity to be there,” said Nadal. “All around the world, when I play, I can feel the love of the Brazilian people.”
Nadal became the first man to win the same Grand Slam tournament eight times with his Roland Garros victory this year and is one of only seven players in the history of the sport to have won the career Grand Slam.