Rafael Nadal: 'I experienced exciting moments in...'

‘I experienced exciting moments in…’

A star-studded field has been named for the inaugural United Cup, an annual mixed-team event to be played in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney from Thursday 29 December to Sunday 8 January 2023. Entries from the top 16 countries have been announced today, with Team Greece named as the top seed led by No.

3 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings Stefanos Tsitsipas and No.6 on the WTA ranking. World No. 1 Iga Swiatek and [11] Hubert Hurkacz will lead second-seeded Poland. The third-best seed will be the United States, led by No. 3 Jessica Pegula, No.9 Taylor Fritz, No.

11 Madison Keys and the charismatic showman, No. 19 Frances Tiafoe. The legendary Rafael Nadal will team up with world No. 13 Paula Badosa to fly the flag for Spain, while emerging tennis powerhouse Italy will feature No.16 Matteo Berrettini and No.

27 Martina Trevisan. France rounds out the top six: it will be led by WTA Finals winner and World No. 4 Caroline Garcia, as well as Arthur Rinderknech. Nick Kyrgios, Ajla Tomljanovic and Álex de Minaur will wear the green and gold to represent Australia.

Other notable entries include World No. 4 Norwegian Casper Ruud; the German Alexander Zverev, the Swiss Belinda Bencic and Stan Wawrinka; as well as Petra Kvitova, from the Czech Republic. The top six ranked countries in the WTA rankings, the top five ranked countries in the ATP rankings and the top five combined entry countries have been admitted to the competition.

The last two remaining countries (one ATP and one combined entry) will be admitted to the competition on Monday, November 21, based on rankings published on this date. “The group of players is very excited about the United Cup, and that is borne out by the high quality and caliber of those who have committed to the event.”

Rafa reflects on his season

Currently in Turin for the year-end 2022 ATP Finals, which start on November 13, Rafael Nadal spoke to Brazilian media outlet ge. “I’m happy playing tennis. I still keep the love for the sport, the passion.

If my body allows it, I will continue to enjoy my day-to-day career as a professional tennis player. When that’s no longer possible, it’s time to think about other things. For now, I still feel satisfaction and passion for tennis,” he said.

“Each title is different, each moment you enjoy in a particular way,” he added. “This year, I experienced exciting moments in winning the Australian Open and at Roland Garros. It was a very good year, but difficult at the same time, as I had physical problems.

But, if I put all this into context, it was an unforgettable year. I reached 22 Grand Slam titles at Roland Garros, an unforgettable moment for me, due to all the issues surrounding the tournament.”

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