Rafa Nadal already knows who is his first opponent when he returns to the slopes. Croatian Borna Coric, No. 152 in world rankingbeat Italian Lorenzo Musetti, No. 30, 7-6(2) and 6-2 on Tuesday, and will be Majorcan’s first opponent Cincinnati Masters 1,000, Mallorcan Jame Munar crashed out in the first round in today’s session.
Couric, who became world number 12 in 2018, won Musetti in an hour and 51 minutes in his first match with the Italian player. He will face Rafa Nadal this Wednesday (at a time yet to be defined), who has returned to compete after suffering a stomach injury at Wimbledon during his quarterfinal match with American Taylor Fritz.
Nadal, 2013 Champion in Cincinnatiwill start the tournament directly from the second round and a Coric. with a balance of two wins and two losses, He defeated them at the 2015 United States Open and the 2017 Canadian Masters, while he fell in Basel and in the same tournament, Cincinnati, in 2016.
Nadal could regain the first place in the ATP rankings in this tournament held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. to do, Should win the tournament and Russian Daniil Medvedev, current No. 1, should not reach the quarterfinals, Medvedev opened this Tuesday against Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp. Serbian Novak Djokovic is not there, who cannot enter the United States because of his refusal to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.