Rafael Nadal is at present in South America collaborating in an exhibition tour of Latin America.
The 22-time Grand Slam champion and Carlos Alcaraz, ranked within the prime two of the ATP world rankings, had been absent from Spain’s Davis Cup squad that made a quarterfinal exit within the event.
Following Spain’s defeat to Italy within the Davis Cup, James Grey, a sports activities journalist, took to social media and acknowledged that the Spanish veteran missed the Davis Cup tie due to the cash he may make from the Latin American exhibition tour.
“Additionally the “World Cup of Tennis” being held in Spain whereas Rafa Nadal performs Casper Ruud for $$$ in South America is a hell of a vibe,” he tweeted.
The tweet caught the attention of Nadal’s supporters and tennis lovers generally, with one claiming that these sentiments would make extra sense if the Spaniard had by no means gained the competitors beforehand. He additionally acknowledged that the 36-year-old has earned the suitable to determine whether or not or not he needs to take part within the event.
“This level would make just a little extra sense if Rafa had by no means performed/gained the occasion however he is performed it so many instances, been the driving drive of profitable it for Spain so many instances… he has earned the suitable to decide on if he needs to play it with the quantity he has given to that crew,” a fan wrote.
One other fan remarked that the previous World No. 1’s resolution to supply younger gamers the prospect to characterize their nation solely demonstrates what a unbelievable skilled he’s.
“Precisely! He’s that superior. 5 Davis Cup and two Olympic gold medals for Spain. One thing a sure tennis participant solely can dream about. Rafa giving the youthful gamers the chance to play for his or her nation solely speaks in regards to the wonderful skilled he’s. Preserve making an attempt,” one other person stated.
Listed here are just a few extra fan reactions: