The golf tournament is scheduled to run from 21-22 August in Mallorca, which is simply one week before the beginning of the US Open.
Nadal picked up a left foot injury during his Roland Garros semifinal loss to Novak Djokovic.
He then pulled out of Wimbledon and therefore the Tokyo Olympics, hoping to recover in time for the American hardcourt events leading up to the US Open.
Although Nadal did make his return to the tour in Washington, his movement was visibly suffering from his foot injury.
The Spaniard suffered a shock loss to Lloyd Harris within the second round of the Citi Open, before withdrawing from both the Toronto Masters and therefore the Cincinnati Masters.
Rafael Nadal has reportedly avoided any rigorous training since then, but that hasn’t stopped him from enrolling his name for the 2021 edition of the Balearic Golf Championships.
The tournament is hospitable amateur men and ladies aged above 25, which suggests Nadal is eligible for it.
The 35-year-old’s decision to play the golf event could come as a surprise to some, given its proximity to the US Open.
But it’s possible that he’s just looking to unwind for a touch before resuming his preparations for the ny Slam.
Moreover, Rafael Nadal features a great aptitude for golf; the Spaniard even disclosed a few year ago that it had been his favorite sport after tennis.
Nadal features a remarkable 0.
4 handicap and he finished fourth at the 2020 Balearic Golf Championships, accumulating 72 points across the two-day event.