Roger Federer wanted to thank Rafa Nadal for his presence in the charity match that both played in South Africa and for that he has given him a very special gift: “Rafa, thank you very much for your wonderful help. A pleasure, always. Roger Federer, Cape Town 2020 ”, Federer has written on the racket fist.
“Thank you, Roger Federer! This gift will be a good way to remember the Match for Africa at the Rafa Nadal Museum, “replies the Rafa Nadal Academy.
Both have a good relationship and in South Africa I can see. Although they are fighting to be the player in history with more Grand Slam, they respect each other, admire each other and have a good relationship off the slopes.
Both and Serbian Novak Djokovic will be at the Miami Masters, as has been known. The championship that will take place from March 25 to April 5 at the Hard Rock Stadium facilities, about 24 miles north of Miami, will feature 19 players that together total 100 Grand Slam titles, including the youngest stars of tennis, such as world number four Daniil Medvedev, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, the German Alexander Zverev or the always controversial Nick Kyrgios.
Federer, who is currently the world number 3, will seek to achieve his fifth trophy in Miami and revalidate the title he already won last year after beating American John Isner, while Nadal, who did not participate in the tournament, will try to return to become number 1, after Djokovic snatched it at the Australian Open.
The women’s team will not be exempt from quality with the 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, who will fight to get her ninth title at the Miami Open, against the greats of tennis as the Australian champion of the 2019 tournament and number one of the world, Ashleigh Barty, the Romanian Simona Halep or the Czech Karolina Pliskova.
Another of the main attractions of the women’s team will be tennis player Coco Gauff, 15 years old and a native of Delray Beach, located just 70 kilometers from Hard Rock Stadium.
The young tennis player, 51 in the world rankings, can boast of having already won two doubles titles, one in singles in Linz (Austria) and having reached the fourth and third round in the past editions of Wimbledon and the US Open. respectively.
The Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza will also participate in the championship, after proclaiming herself runner-up of the Australian Open against the young American promise Sofía Kenin, thus completing an intense calendar that has led her to participate in the Dubai Duty Free Championships tournament of the next WTA Premier category next Monday.
The Spanish representation will be completed by Roberto Bautista, Carla Suárez, Pablo Carreño, Albert Ramos, Fernando Verdasco, Feliciano López and Pablo Andújar.
This, which will be the second 1000 Master of the year, will bring together 150 of the world’s leading tennis players and will also feature some of the main Latin American rackets, such as Argentines Diego Schwartzman, Guido Pella and Juan Ignacio Londero, Chilean Christian Garín and Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas.
After 32 years at the Crandon Park tennis center, in Vizcaino Key and located a few kilometers from the heart of the city, the competition changed location in 2019 to be held at Hard Rock Stadium, home of the NFL Miami Dolphins and where the Super Bowl final was played just ten days ago.
The qualifying rounds will be held between March 24 and 25. EFE