Monday, April 27, 2020

Bad back rules Nadal out of virtual reality charity match

Rafael Nadal is not any stranger to being out of action for months thanks to injuries taking a toll on his body but when the Spaniard pulled out from a computer game match that might are contested employing a game console - it raised a couple of eyebrows.
The claycourt king had been expected to require on gamer DjMariio as a part of a virtual Madrid Open charity event - but ended up being a no show on Monday.
“We had Rafa, but i feel he had a problem on his back today, i feel he was injured, so he requested to play (again) tomorrow,” tournament director Feliciano Lopez said, consistent with Eurosport.

Nadal, who within the past has been unable to defend his Wimbledon or Olympic titles thanks to injuries, beat Canada’s Denis Shapovalov 4-3(3) in his first group game.
With the coronavirus pandemic having exhausted the worldwide tennis schedule until a minimum of mid July, the opening within the calendar is that this week being crammed with Madrid’s ‘virtual’ event.

Sixteen men and 16 women are battling it out on a Manolo Santana Stadium that has been recreated in exquisite detail within the Tennis World Tour computer game designed by Nacon Gaming.