Posted September 17, 2013 on AP on Fox
Rafael Nadal is returning to South America to play early next year in the inaugural Rio Open. Nadal began his comeback from a left-knee injury seven months ago in Chile. This time he'll be playing in Brazil under far different conditions as the defending US Open and French Open champion. The Feb. 15-23 clay-court tournament is a combined ATP and WTA event and will be played at the Jockey Club Brasileiro. Fellow Spaniard David Ferrer is also in the field.

Rafael Nadal to Play Inaugural Rio Open

(Photo by Cynthia Lum) (September 17, 2014) IMX, a joint venture of sports and entertainment between EBX Group and IMG Worldwide, announced today that Rafael Nadal, the reigning US Open and French Open champion, will be in Rio de Janeiro, from February 15th through the 23rd, to play  the inaugural Rio Open, a combined ATP […]
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