Nadal Visits Museo Del Prado For Madrid Opening Ceremony
Second seed aiming to lift sixth title in Spanish capital
Rafael Nadal attended the official opening ceremony of the Mutua Madrid Open on Friday, held at the world-famous Museo del Prado art museum.
The five-time champion was joined by fellow Spanish No. 1 Garbine Muguruza and Tournament Director Feliciano Lopez for a special night at the museum, which celebrates its bicentenary this year. Accompanied by Miguel Falomir Faus, director of the Museo del Prado, Nadal enjoyed a guided tour of one of the world’s most visited collections of art and posed for photos with Spanish artist Diego Velázquez’s best-known masterpieces.
Nadal will open his Mutua Madrid Open campaign against one of two #NextGenATP Canadians: Denis Shapovalov or Felix Auger-Aliassime. The Manacor native shares the bottom half of the draw with defending champion Alexander Zverev, with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and three-time winner Roger Federer occupying the top half.
Nadal owns a 49-11 record at the ATP Masters 1000 event. The 32-year-old has reached the final in Madrid on eight occasions (5-3), with his most recent final appearance coming in 2017 when he defeated Dominic Thiem to lift a record fifth title at the Caja Magica.