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Rafael Nadal bid farewell by thousands of fans

Rafael Nadal bid farewell by thousands of fans

First about sports: Rafael Nadal, the ten-time Rome champion, had no chance against Poland's Hubert Hurkacz in the Masters 1000 tournament in Foro Italico and lost in the second round 1:6, 3:6. Rafael Nadal has not yet made a final decision on whether he will play at Roland Garros, but he is leaning towards it.

“He served well. It was a difficult day for me in every way, because I felt I was more prepared than I showed,” said Nadal. “He is less predictable at the moment because he has not played enough in the last two years. Age 38, the 14-time French Open champion spoke about some small things, but “perhaps it is not enough to say that I will not play the most important tournament in my tennis career,” referring to Paris.

After the defeat to Hurkacz, Nadal was greeted enthusiastically by thousands of fans. Touching scenes, we think:

But for Daniil Medvedev, the day was more successful. The second-seeded Russian defeated Australian Jack Draper 7:5, 6:4 and will now face in the third round the Serbian Hamad Medjidovic, who won the Challenger title in Mauthausen last year. For defending champion Medvedev, it was his 100th singles win at the Masters 1000 level. A year ago he won his first and so far only title on clay and it was also his last victory at the tournament to date.

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