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Rafael Nadal has not competed since the Citi Open in August.

Nadal To Return At Melbourne ATP 250

Monfils to lead field at Adelaide ATP 250 in Week One

Rafael Nadal is poised to make his return from a foot injury at an ATP 250 in Melbourne that will begin on 4 January.

The Spaniard leads a strong field that also includes former World No. 4 Kei Nishikori, former World No. 5 Kevin Anderson and 2017 Nitto ATP Finals champion Grigor Dimitrov.

Nadal has not competed since this year’s Citi Open, where he lost against Lloyd Harris in the Round of 16. The Spanish superstar is No. 6 in the FedEx ATP Rankings.

Other players entered in the event include big-serving American Reilly Opelka, Kazakhstani standout Alexander Bublik and US Open quarter-finalist Botic van de Zandschulp.

During the same week, French star Gael Monfils will lead the way at an ATP 250 in Adelaide, which will also feature former World No. 3 Marin Cilic.

There will be plenty of young stars in action at the Adelaide tournament, including #NextGenATP Italian Lorenzo Musetti and Americans Sebastian Korda, Tommy Paul and Frances Tiafoe.

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