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Toni Nadal has restated Rafael Nadal’s views that tournaments without crowds are simply nowhere near the same. The Mallorca Championships director and uncle of Rafael Nadal mourned the state of tennis tournaments presently and their lack of atmosphere.
“Tournaments without fans are very poor and difficult to play [for the athletes],” Toni Nadal said during announcements for the Mallorca tournament.
“I went to Monte Carlo and it was a very [underwhelming] tournament [feel] without an audience. That is why it is important that in Mallorca we have the possibility of organising an ATP tournament with spectators, which also provides an outlet for tourism with health security.”
The Mallorca Championships, a new ATP 250 event to be played on grass, will hold its inaugural iteration from 20-26 June this year. Rafael Nadal will be the top seed at the upcoming Madrid Masters after Novak Djokovic pulled out of the tournament.