Casper Ruud announced who will be his partner throughout the South American exhibition tour that he and Nadal scheduled. The Norwegian’s partner will be former doubles world number one and Australian Open winner Gisela Dulko.
Ruud and Dulko will face Rafael Nadal and Gabriela Sabatini during the exhibition tour. “Hello @rafaelnadal and @sabatinigaby! I have been reading the comments of the fans in your post from a few days ago so I have made a decision, I am going to invite @giseladulko right now to play with me and of course to beat them, “he wrote.
Ruud on Instagram. Casper Ruud accepted Rafael Nadal’s invitation to accompany him during an exhibition tour in South America, which will take place in November. Nadal and Ruud announced the exhibition on Instagram, where they had a conversation in Spanish.
“Very excited to join @rafaelnadal on his exhibition tour of South America in November, starting in Buenos Aires on November 23rd!” Ruud captioned the conversation. With this invitation, Nadal gave Ruud a chance to get revenge after Rafael beat him in the French Open final.
In early June, Ruud suffered a straight-sets loss to Nadal in the Roland Garros final. Ruud, 23, reached his second Grand Slam final at the US Open. Unfortunately, Ruud fell short of winning a Grand Slam title again, as Carlos Alcaraz handed him a four-set loss in the Flushing Meadows final.
Although Ruud did not win his first Grand Slam title, he was proud of the run he had at Flushing Meadows. “I’m proud of the match and the two weeks. I gave it my all. I left it all on the court. ”
Rafa Nadal won 22 Grand Slams
Sergi Bruguera confirmed the quartet that will represent Spain in the 2022 Davis Cup Finals.
The presence of Alcaraz, number one in the world, and two great lieutenants such as Pablo Carreño and Roberto Bautista ensure a fully guaranteed squad, although many longed for a Rafael Nadal’s return to one of his favorite competitions.
In the press conference in which he announced the call, the national coach made it very clear that the Spaniard ruled out the Davis Cup completely, at least this season: “Rafa told me at the beginning of the year not to count on him, that he was not going to be for the Davis Cup.
He has always been there, but not this year. He has the right to choose, he has already won the competition several times”, confirmed a Bruguera who, in addition, limited the search for the fifth man: Albert Ramos, Alejandro Davidovich and Pedro Martínez will fight for a position.