Joan Nadal1,908th in the ranking at 20 years old, has not been able to take advantage of the invitation of the Mallorca Championships to add his first victory as a professional.

The Mallorcan, son of Toni Nadal, tournament director and cousin of Rafael Nadal, lost this Saturday in the first round of the qualifying round with the British Paul Jubb, 202 on the lists, 6-1 and 6-2. Jubb is one of eight English tennis players who has received an invitation to Wimbledon (July 1-14).

It had been Toni Nadal himself, uncle and mentor of the 22-time major champion, who had supervised his son’s training sessions on the Calvi� lawn these days.

Joan, who often acts as Rafa’s sparring partner in Manacor, thus ends the grass tour in which she had also received a wild card in Stuttgart.. On the German grass he lost to Rudolf Molleker, by a double 6-2. In the main draw of the tournament There is a local tennis player like Jaume Munar.

The other four members of the ‘Armada’ in the 250 category tournament are Pedro Mart�nez, Roberto Bautista, Roberto Carball�s and Pablo Carre�o. The latter thanks to an invitation after his long elbow injury that has displaced him to the position.

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