Rafa Nadal could have an early opportunity to gain revenge for his surprise loss to Lloyd Harris at the Citi Open in DC last week as the opening match for the No. 2 seed in the National Bank Open in Toronto is against the winner of the South African and a qualifier.
Should the Spaniard clear that hurdle, the tantalising possibility of a replay of the Round 4 Australian Open 2020 match against Nick Kyrgios is on the cards.
If he overcomes a foot issue and his first two tricky matches either Diego Schwartzman or Roberto Bautista Agut await Nadal in the quarter finals.
For defending champion and five times winner of the National Bank Open by Rogers, twice in Toronto and three times in Montreal the Canadian event is Nadal’s most successful Masters 1000 event.
Main photo:- Rafa Nadal makes second round exit in Washington by Pete Staples Citi Open