Nadal’s normal ATP curtain-raiser has turn a Brisbane International (January 1-7), that he will expected use as a warm-up for a Australian Open (January 15-28) once again.
Last year saw him knocked out in a quarter-finals by Milos Raonic, whom he kick dual weeks after in Melbourne during a same theatre of a Australian Open.
Previous years, such as 2015 when Nadal played his top series of tournaments (23), have seen a Spaniard fill a opening between a Austrian Open and a open US pitch with tournaments in South America, on a clay courts of Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires.
However, carrying to switch from tough to clay, behind again and thereafter returning to a dirt, all in a space of only 8 weeks, could be too most for his body.
Instead, he competence opt to spend a finish of Feb in Mexico, where there are 500 ranking points adult for grabs in Acapulco (February 26-March 3).
Having been knocked out in a final 16 of Indian Wells in 2017 by Roger Federer, Nadal could make a large alleviation on his ranking points total during a ATP Masters 1000 eventuality this year (March 6-March 18).
He is expected to make a outing down to Miami (March 22-April 2) afterwards, where he mislaid to Federer in a final final year.