Spanish star Rafael Nadal is set to play at the Aspall Tennis Classic at the prestigious Hurlingham Club next week, following his Grand Slam Win at Roland Garros.
The 18-time Grand Slam winner, who has won 12 French Open titles, considered one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of professional sports, 3 US Open titles, 2 Wimbledon titles and 1 Australian Open title, will join a mix of high-profile names on Centre Court including; Kei Nishikori, Kevin Anderson, Nick Kyrgios, Marin Cilic, Lucas Pouille, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Marcos Baghdatis, as well as some of tennis’s most promising junior players including Martin Damm and Carlos Alcaraz.
Nadal, who is no stranger to The Hurlingham Club having played the prestigious event on seven occasions, will play on Wednesday 26th and Friday 28th June as he makes his final preparations for Wimbledon.
The grass court tournament will commence on Tuesday 25th June, providing tennis fans with four days of action-packed matches as the ATP Tour players get ready for The Championships.
They are joined by tennis legends Greg Rusedski, Mark Philippoussis, Thomas Enqvist, Mikael Pernfors and Mansour Bahrami who will take to the court for a series of entertaining doubles matches. Considered the ultimate warm-up event to Wimbledon, The Aspall Tennis Classic combines timeless elegance and British tradition, providing guests with the opportunity to witness world-class tennis in unparalleled, intimate surroundings.
Nadal said: “I am always happy to play at The Hurlingham Club and be close to UK tennis fans. It’s a prestigious ground in one of the best settings in the UK, making it the perfect way to warm up for Wimbledon.”
Charlie Grave at IMG said: “We are looking forward to welcoming the champions and legends back at The Hurlingham Club this year, along with the rising stars of tennis. The Aspall Tennis Classic is one of the most beautiful tournaments in the country, set on the stunning 42-acre grounds of The Hurlingham Club. The tournament offers spectators the chance to watch some of the world’s best players in an intimate environment as they play in a series of singles exhibition matches ahead of Wimbledon”.