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Rafael Nadal becomes a tourist in Washington, D.C. ahead of Citi Open debut
"Hi D.C.!!! First time here and loving it!!!!" the 20-time major champion wrote on Instagram.
Published Aug 04, 2021
Rafael Nadal will not only make his first tournament appearance since falling to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of Roland Garros, but he also will make his debut at the Citi Open on Wednesday. Nadal has been out and about this past week exploring Washington, D.C. and seems to be enjoying his time in the city.
The Spaniard was a full on tourist on Tuesday as he zipped through the most historic monuments in Washington, D.C. on his bike. Nadal even stopped to take a few selfies in front of the Capitol and was all smiles in the east coast summer heat.
The Citi Open fans have also been loving watching Nadal take the court. Although Nadal has yet to kick off his campaign, his practice sessions have been packed with fans eager to get a glimpse of the 20-time major champion.
"Hi DC!!! First time here and loving it!!!!" Nadal wrote on Instagram.
Nadal has engaged in multiple action-packed practices alongside American Sebastian Korda, Tommy Paul and Miomir Kecmanovic. He is prepared to kick off the event against Jack Sock who dropped the first set, but led 4-0 in the second when Yoshihito Nishioka retired due to injury.
Nadal holds a spotless 5-0 record over the 28-year-old American.