October 23, 2021


… you'll ever need


It’s not just that Rafael Nadal wore this rather … colourful combination for his first match on clay this season.

It’s also that he had all the accessories to go with it – the cap and, mostly, the Rafa Nadal Academy mask, which has come in every one of his colour schemes so far.

Nadal looked in fine form in dispatching Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis in his Monte Carlo Opener.

He’s won the tournament 11 times.

Here’s what he had to say afterwards.