Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Rafael Nadal @ Barcelona Open Launch
The edition number 59 of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, traditionally known as the Conde de Godo, showed up this morning in the city of Barcelona, with the notable presence of Rafael Nadal. The player spent Tuesday night traveling from Abu Dhabi, where he went to receive the Laureus award for best athlete of 2010.
Early in the morning, before exposure to the media spotlight, Nadal CIMA himself at the clinic and underwent several examinations by your doctor, Angel Ruiz Cotorro, who confirmed "that this week I can go back training in Manacor. I have and desire to return to compete, "he says. The return of the Spaniard will be 4 to 6 March in the first round World Group Davis Cup.
The Godo, 2011 presented a poster with four top ten. Besides Nadal will also be in contention Robin Soderling (4) David Ferrer (6) and Tomas Berdych (7). Most members of the 'Navy', including Tommy Robredo, new champion last week in Santiago de Chile, are also appointed to the classic clay, to be held in the facilities of the RCT Barcelona from 18 to 24 April, coinciding with Easter and the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Albert Costa, director of the Open 500, stressed the commitment of the players with a historic event, "Soderling, for example, was not in Monte Carlo last year, and then came here and made final." February 28 is put on sale tickets to see the best players on earth. The champion will carry a purse of 290,000 euros.