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Nadal to make debut at Citi Open this month

Spanish tennis star, Rafael Nadal has disclosed that he will return to playing this month by making his debut at the hard-court tournament, Citi Open in Washington.

The Citi Open announced on Thursday that the 20-time Grand Slam champion will play in the event which serves as a US Open tuneup. The tournament will take place immediately after Wimbledon concludes and hold from July 31 to Aug. 8

The 35-year-old has not played since he lost to rival Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the French Open last month. He decided to sit out Wimbledon, which ends Sunday, and the Tokyo Olympics, which open July 23 because he needed to rest.

Other players entered in the Citi Open include Wimbledon semi-finalists Denis Shapovalov and Hubert Hurkacz, who beat Roger Federer on Wednesday. Wimbledon quarter-finalists Felix Auger-Aliassime and Karen Khachanov also entered.

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