Nadal is the top seed at the year-end championships for the fifth time. The Spaniard, this year’s Australian Open and Roland Garros champion, will try to lift the season finale trophy for the first time. The lefty leads Green Group alongside Casper Ruud, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Taylor Fritz.
Seventh seed Novak Djokovic will try to make history at the Pala Alpitour. The five-time champion can tie Roger Federer’s record of six Nitto ATP Finals titles. Stefanos Tsitsipas tops Red Group with Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev.
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Nadal is a 17-time qualifier for the season finale. The 36-year-old, who will pursue his first title at the event next week, was thumping forehands on Centre Court in preparation for the year-end championships.
“It’s always great news to be playing the last event of the year. That says that you had a great season, so I’m excited,” Nadal said. “Italy is a very close country for me. Being in Turin for the first time in my life, it’s a new experience, so I’m very happy for that and i’m looking forward to seeing the stadium and the fans. I’ll try my best as always.”
A star-studded field has been named for the inaugural United Cup, an annual mixed team event set to be played in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney from Thursday, Dec. 29 to Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023.
Rafael Nadal will team up with World No.13 Paula Badosa to fly the flag for Spain, while emerging tennis powerhouse Italy will star No.16 Matteo Berrettini and Martina Trevisan.
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On November 4, the deadline for receiving applications for the Rafa Nadal Foundation Awards closed with a great success. The 1st Rafa Nadal Foundation Awards become a reality thanks to the alliance with Telefónica. The Rafa Nadal Foundation has received a total of 254 project proposals that apply to become the winners of the five categories included in the rules. A total of €75,000 will be distributed, divided into 5 prizes of €15,000 per category.
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