Real Madrid beat Espanyol 4-0 and won the 35th Spanish League in its glorious history, with Rafael Nadal as guest of honor at the Santiago Bernabéu. This result is the result of a brace from Rodrygo, a goal from Asensio and regular striker Karim Benzema, who has reached 26 league goals, 42 in the season in 42 games.
Among the guests of honor on this historic day for Real Madrid was the 21-time Spanish Grand Slam champion, who was asked to symbolically kick off the match and was received with a standing ovation from the fans madridista.
Also present in the stands, Carlos Alcaraz joined the applause from the stadium for the Spanish champion. The two men will participate in the Master 1000 in the Spanish capital, scheduled for next week.
Rafael Nadal will return after the rib injury suffered last March on the American hard courts.
Rafael Nadal agrees with Djokovic on Wimbledon
In addition, Rafael Nadal also spoke for the first time about the decision made by Wimbledon not to let Russian and Belarusian players participate in the third Slam of the year.
The native of Manacor says “that the decision was unfair and that the Russian players are not responsible for what is happening in Ukraine” Nadal thus joins a long list of players who do not agree with the decision of the legendary London tournament.
Novak Djokovic himself went so far as to say that Wimbledon violated the basic rules of tennis and that it was discrimination against Russian and Belarusian players.
For their part, the ATP and the WTA have sounded the alarm and have opposed this decision, even declaring that measures will be taken, we speak here, among other things, of the possibility of not awarding points for Wimbledon, which would eliminate the least the tournament any credibility this season.
It remains to be seen if the All England Club will remain in this position at the start of the tournament or if the situation between Russia and Ukraine is restored.