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Crew Spain begins their marketing campaign on Saturday
Rafael Nadal is again in Australia and able to kick off the brand new season on the inaugural ATP Cup.
The World No. 1 touched down in Perth on Sunday and made time for selfies and autographs along with his followers. Nadal seems to be to information Crew Spain out of Group B, which additionally options Japan (led by Kei Nishikori), Georgia (led by Nikoloz Basilashvili) and Uruguay (led by Pablo Cuevas).
🚨 The World No. 1 is again in Australia 🚨
— ATPCup (@ATPCup) December 29, 2019
The Spaniard spent his pre-season coaching in Mallorca on the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar. Francisco Roig, Nadal’s coach since 2005, joined him for just a few days and was impressed with what he noticed.
“Rafa is spectacular,” Roig stated. “He’s discovered some superb kind. He’s feeling assured in the best way he’s taking part in and his serve is admittedly serving to him. I believe Nadal seems to be nice. Now it’s a query of sustaining his recreation.”
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Nadal is raring to take care of his momentum from ending 2019 as year-end No. 1 for the fifth time. He prevailed at Roland Garros (d. Thiem) and the US Open (d. Medvedev), along with taking ATP Masters 1000 titles in Rome (d. Djokovic) and Montreal (d. Medvedev).
Spain begins their marketing campaign on Saturday in opposition to Georgia.