2021 Schedule

Where does Rafael Nadal play next?

Check out his 2021 schedule!

Rafael Nadal photo first practice in Brisbane Australia (2)
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Please note that the schedule depends on Rafa’s health and availability, and can change anytime.

Stay tuned for more updates in case of schedule changes.

FEBRUARY:

ATP Cup, Melbourne: February 1 – 5, 2021

Australian Open: February 8 – 21, 2021

MARCH:

Rotterdam: March 1 – 7, 2021 (February 25, 2021: Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament due to an ongoing back injury.)

Mexican Open, Acapulco: March 15 – 20, 2021

Miami Open: March 22-April 4, 2021

Not confirmed yet by Rafa or his team, but our champ is expected to play at:

APRIL:

Monte-Carlo Masters: April 11 – 18, 2021

Barcelona Open: April 19 – 25, 2021

MAY/JUNE:

Madrid Open: May 2 – 9, 2021

Italian Open, Rome: May 9 – 16, 2021

Roland Garros: May 30 – June 13, 2021

JUNE/JULY:

June 17, 2021: Rafa has withdrawn from Wimbledon and will not compete in the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. He cited the need to recover physically after a demanding clay-court season. 

Wimbledon: June 28 – July 11, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: July 24 – 30, 2021

AUGUST:

Citi Open, Washington: August 2 – 8, 2021

Rogers Cup, Toronto: August 9 – 15, 2021

Rafael Nadal pulled out of the National Bank Open on Tuesday (August 10) due to the left foot injury that has persistently troubled him recently.

Cincinnati Masters: August 15 – 22, 2021

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week’s Western & Southern Open due to his ongoing left foot injury, the tournament announced Wednesday. (August 11)

Rafael Nadal will miss the US Open and the rest of the 2021 season, the Spaniard announced on Instagram Friday (August 20) due to a foot injury.

SEPTEMBER:

US Open: August 30 – September 12, 2021

Laver Cup: September 24 – 26, 2021

OCTOBER:

China Open, Beijing: October 4 – 10, 2021

Shanghai Masters: October 10 – 17, 2021

NOVEMBER:

Paris Masters: November 1 – 7, 2021

ATP Finals, Turin, Italy: November 14 – 21, 2021

Indian Wells Masters has been postponed until further notice due to coronavirus spread in the USA.

260 comments

  1. I have been watching rafa for 20 years and he is my idol. I got the pleasure of watching rafa live and it was amazing. He is the ultimate professional. Go rafa. Love the way you conduct yourself. You are the greatest of all time.

  2. Why play ATP cup and Laver Cup that are causing injuries by playing tier 1 players???why why??
    Say No to Federer.
    If they force you, then get your own tournament and ask them to play in return. Can you do that????

    Don’t become a scapegoat. Federer and his team want to you end your career as soon as possible.
    Say No to ATP cup and Laver cup.

    You need titles in your pocket, add some more ATP 250s. Federer has more than 25 ATP 250s and you just 9.
    Team Rafa, Be smart.

    • Yes true…add more 30 ATP 250…start playing clay year round, also just win 2 more ao and one Wimbledon..

    • YOU ARE SO OUT OF TUNE RF IS NOT PLAYING THE LAVER CUP 2021 AND HE WILL NOT FORCE ANYONE INTO DOING ANYTHING THEY DO NOT WANT TO!!!!!

  3. Rafa is a consummate professional … he has everything that makes a champ … he goes on the court and plays tennis … period … there is no acting e.g. rolling eyes, scream and shout, throw things around, pretend to be sick and then come and out and play as if nothing was ever wrong … I could go on and on.. the same cannot be said about Djoko …

    • Hello everybody, no inspiration today. Just wanted to say hello and wish you all a nice evening. So tired with transport problems and cold, windy, rainy days. Make your journeys turn into a nightmare. You know when you leave, but never know when you arrive.

    • Agreed not a Djokovic fan his temperament is not what we want to see, play fair or don’t play at all

    • Absolutely.. Ditto.. Joker never will be loved like Rafa.. No matter what it ends up on paper.. Rafa is tennis…

    • I knew who you were talking about. Djokovic is not liked in many circles because of his antics. Not a good sportsmen. I have to say that he needs to come down from his high horse and see what people really think.

  4. Dear Rafa,

    My husband Demetrios Condeelis so loved watching you play. He got me to sit with him and become your fan as well. In March we got the virus, a mild case, but he was vulnerable and had to go to the hospital.
    Sadly he died on April 10th. My heart is broken. 34 years we were together, married 30. It is strange and hard without him–I am trying to do the things I can and keeping him in my heart. He so loved you Rafa. God Bless you Rafa, Diane

    • Wish you all the strenght, wisdom and… humour to survive this terrible time. May Rafa win for you.

    • I am a die hard fan of Rafa ma’am, got married last year. I make my wife watch his matches too. Wat a lovely life you have shared info with us. Thank you. May you live happy and strong. Lots of prayers to your lost husband. Commenting after Rafa’s 20th.

      • Keep been positive.

        As all my comments do not appear, I take this opportunity to share with you something. All my life I have been struggling to help people, no matter the colour of their skin, their religion, their age, their sexual orientation, their sex. When I was a teenager, I even went to Spain as a volunteer.

        As I see a lot of women participating in the comments, I wanted to point out that since 2005, a lot of things have been done. I have noticed the implication of Greta around the world.

        The next generation is very active.

        For my side, I still have a lot of health and administrative problems but I will keep on reading your comments.

        Have a nice day.

    • Dear Diane, God bless you, n give you the strength to carry on in life. You will always be in my prayers🙏🙏. I am a die hard Rafa fan.

      • Hello Positive thinker, I hope I can stay positive but Everyday I have to carry new difficulties on my small shoulders. I am trying to sell my appartment to go out as quick as possible from this hell place. I sent a message to the agence so that we can finally meet to sign the contract. Actually they are not that reactive to answer my messages. Today I receive an immediate phone call.

        I frankly told my correspondant that I am surprised that such a big company like them, dealing with a lot of appartments in the area, for ages, can not answer my questions about the sale of my flat and that I have to go to meet other people who do not give me full, detailled information.
        From now on, they told me that I, me, gave this confidential information that I even did not have, could not get.

        I am entering the 5th dimension.

        After having taken all information about my flat, she wants to cancel the appointment without telling me who exactly gave her this confidential information.

        I need to know what’s going on. Could someone help me and give me strenght to go there and be in front of them all.

        and if among you, there are some people dealing with the sale of flats, I would very much appreciate a little help.

        Have a nice day,
        All of you,

    • So sorry to read about your husband’s death due to COVID-19 infection. It is so sad he is not by your side to watch Rafa playing this amazing game in clay court

      • Don’t make this site about your problems. This is for Rafa. and how he has blessed the world. I miss him. With out him at this time I find myself not watching tennis. I need to change this so I don’t’ miss the up and comings.

  5. Hello, I have no news from El Guapo. Except playing tennis, what is he doing ? So sorry not to see more photos on the site. I have watched videos on him playing with teenagers and making challenges. When you look at Rafa, it seems so easy. I wish I could be a good tennis player and have a private lesson with him.
    Hope to have news soon.

  6. I have heard that Rafael is not going to play US Open this year. I hope that everything is OK for him. Do you know what is his favourite dishes ? If he likes French cuisine ? Is he coming soon to France ? to Paris ?

    • Yes, he is coming to the French Open, I have my tickets ☺ let s hope all goes well. The seating will be spaced out more than usual. However, atp Paris-Bercy in Nov is not on his schedule this year, even before the Covid scare. His favorite dish is Majorcan king prawns, he likes fish and pasta being a Méditerranéan . Fiona in Paris

  7. Hope that Rafa is doing well. Does he have a problem ? Why has he not played for such a long time ? Anyway, if he plays, it’s OK for me. Even if he does not play, I keep on admiring him for his personality and kindness.
    I hope I can meet El guapo soon.
    A big fan.

  8. Rogers Cup in Toronto for the ATP has not cancelled yet. The Montreal WTA portion of the event is off as the Quebec government has extended the ban on public gatherings until the end of August. Ontario has not made such a declaration.

    It is likely though that Toronto will end up cancelling as well. Both our provincial and federal governments are heeding the advice of medical experts and being cautious especially in regard to having non essential events like sports resume.

    • Medical experts my behind, this is nothing but a big lie, many medical Doctors including experts coming out on social media speaking the truth about this, this is nothing more then a Plandemic, they’ve been inflating the numbers since the very begininng. Doctors have said this virus is easily treated with Hydroxychloroquin, zinc and Zithromax with a 98% recovery rate. most people recover with inn 2 too 3 days.more and more people going out to restaurants and public places because they know of this scam.

      • I cannot believe you are really that stupid to suggest it’s a scam there is documented proof of over nine hundred thousand people dying even America has to admit they have lost 190 thousand lives to corrona, I hope you keep your head burried in the sand though cause that way we can see which part of your body is the real you… your butt

      • It’s people like you that spread disinformation & perpetuate the problem making it worse & costing people their lives. Words matter & have consequences. This pandemic didn’t have to be this bad if it wasn’t for people like yourself & others with tremendous influence modeling dangerous behavior and rhetoric.

  9. I wonder today if he is going to play in indian wells and miami. Maybe he has to play only one of them, lets say miami to conserve his body for the clay season. As for losing to Djokovich and Federer in his last games y think Caros Moya should have the answer. He has to study the games that Rafa lost. In Australia the lost to Thiem was close, but Rafa was not at his best. I’m a big fan of Rafa and I loose interest in the tournament when Rafa looses.

  10. Hi Nadal keep patience
    If Djokovic can be defeated by other then why not by u.
    This is an advantage he got from past result so keep calm while playing him and analysed the matches u lost to him before resist him.u will definately win

    • Rafa has always been better than Federer and Djokovic no matter what the haters say , I’m pretty sure time and Karma will show who is the goat! Bit like his team Real Madrid! Count the trophies 🏆 that should be enough Ambidextrous ( a nod to another goat Ronnie snooker) and Super Zizou Zidane!

  11. Nadal and his team should focus on scheduling . He is not young anymore and should choose which tournaments to compete in . He has to avoid getting injured as much as possible . Right now , he has a HUGE mental setback , most especially against Djokovic . He has been choking in his recent matches and it is not a good sign . Nadal and his team must fix it as soon as possible , or else he will never win against Djokovic or Federer anymore , let alone being consider the GOAT .

    • Against roger and djoko he only wins on clay
      Last year on clay also he lost to fognini
      Tsisitpas and many more

  12. Rafa, I hope that by now, you have diligently studied your last losses to Thiem and Djoko with Carlos Montoya and are adapting your game as you should. Also, please include the spiritual dimension in your program. You have numerous Spanish Saints to help you pray, not to mention our Blessed Mother and St. Joseph. You are a Soul encased in a body, don’t forget. And battles are won by the Soul.

  13. Rafa, if you are listening..PLEASE DON’T KEEP HITTING TO DJO’S BACKHAND! it is a losing pattern.

  14. I don’t agree with your assessment. There is no doubt that Djokovic plays significantly better than Nadal. It is not that Nadal cannot play better than Djokovic; I believe Nadal can be a much better player since he has proven that he can improve a great deal. Thanks to Nadal’s great new coach, Carlos Moyá, Nadal has made great improvements. There are only three reasons why Nadal is losing. First, Nadal is too slow answering and this continuous being a mistake although it has been improved thanks to Carlos. Secondly, Nadal often takes too long attacking and this is also a mistake borrowed from his uncle Tony. Third and finally, I believe that Nadal’s supporting team has people that should not be advising him; his only coach should be Carlos Moyá since I have no doubt that the others are causing him difficulties and Carlos is a professional tennis coach. Unless Nadal does not solve these three weakness, quickness, readiness attacking, and organization in his supporting team, he will continue be losing to Djokovic and also, working too hard with other tennis players, For example, his uncle should be fired from his team since Tony may only have good wishes to Nadal but he is not a technical tennis coach, as well as other members. Uncle Tony is in the main reason for Nadal’s many difficulties; you don’t solve problems by brute force.

    • Yeah he is too defensive and people are well aware of that .
      This defensive style wont work against players like roger joker fognini (lost to fognini last year on clay)coz these are the fast hitting players with aggression
      Also against domnic this year ao 2020

  15. Nadal u lost the atp cup match against djoko because of some great mistakes by u and the luck of djoko otherwise u might have won against he was not great as u there but his temparament had made him win

    • when playing djokvic in matches not on clay nadal needs to hits the ball flat and hard on the forhand down the line and peper djokvic forahand make djokvics play defence on his forand ataings nadals atacking forhand down the line in wimbledon 2018 in the 4th and 5th sets nadal did it on his worst surface grass and indoors nadal almost won only then he didnt have the serve he has now djokvic had to much advantage with serve if he does it now with his beter serve he will beat djokvic atack alot and go forhand down the line . and on djokvic second serve atack it go for it take risks on the second serve return u cants atack when djokvic has a beter serve and beter return of serve nadal has a beter serve go down the line with the forhand atack novaks second serve

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