Nadal declines €500,000 appearance fee to compete in Hamburg – report

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World number two Rafael Nadal has reportedly declined a hefty €500,000 appearance fee to compete at this week’s Hamburg Open. The Spaniard, who was seen recently spending quality time with his girlfriend, family and friends, was thought to have been offered a wildcard at this ATP 500 claycourt event.

Last year, the tournament had then 22nd-ranked Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany at the top seed. THe title will ultimately go to seventh seed Martin Klizan after the Slovakian defeated Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay in a straight set final.

Pablo Carreno Busta and Richard Gasquet have already pulled out of the tournament which leaves 24th-ranked Albert Ramos-Vinolas as the tournament’s top seed this week.

Here are the top 8 seeds of the German Open 2017 Hamburg:

[1] Albert Ramos Vinolas (ESP)
[2] Pablo Cuevas (URU)
[3] Karen Khachanov (RUS)
[4] Gilles Simon (FRA)
[5] Benoit Paire (FRA)
[6] Diego Schwartzman (ARG)
[7] Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
[8] David Ferrer (ESP)

Here are the prize money breakdown and corresponding ranking points of German Open 2017 Hamburg:

Winner: € 323,145 | 250 points
Finalist: € 158,420 | 150 points
Semifinalist: € 79,715 | 90 points
Quarterfinalist: € 40,540 | 45 points
Second Round: € 21,055 | 20 points
First Round: € 11,105 | 0 points

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