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    It was just yesterday that Rafael Nadal announced he will not be defending his US Open title. It had been long predicted that the Spaniard would skip the hard court tournaments in the US to play on clay in Europe. There was a glimmer of hope that Nadal would play the US Open after the Madrid Open was canceled. But Nadal cited that he didn’t want to risk the long travel and with the virus, anything could happen. Read More: “The Situation is Very Complicated Worldwide” – Rafael Nadal Announces US Open 2020 Decision “My hope and my intention would be to be there at the French Open” – Rafael Nadal In a briefing to the media, Nadal spoke about...
    World number two Rafael Nadal says that the winner of the US Open will still be a ‘Grand Slam winner, despite the tournament having ‘special circumstances’. The four-time US Open champion announced his withdrawal from the event on Tuesday, citing travel concerns. “After many thoughts, I have decided not to play this year’s US Open. The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it,” Nadal wrote on Twitter. “This is a decision I never wanted to take but I have decided to follow my heart this time and for the time being I rather not travel,” he added. US Open 2020 will still be big, says Rafael Nadal...
    RAFAEL NADAL intends to play the French Open next month – but reckons the US Open does not carry a Covid-19 asterisk following his withdrawal. And the Spaniard hopes lessons have been learned by tennis authorities from Novak Djokovic’s shambolic Adria Tour. Reuters 3 Rafael Nadal is planning to play at the French Open, where he is aiming for a 13th title, despite skipping the US Open On Tuesday evening, the 19-time Grand Slam champion announced he would not travel to New York to defend his singles title at Flushing Meadows. It was a huge blow to US Open chiefs, especially as Nadal has serious ambitious of winning a 13th clay-court crown in Paris instead. Nadal, 34, said: “Yes,...
    US Open 2020 Has no incentive to travel to New York and understands the cancellation of Madrid Rafael Nadal, in the edition of the 2019 US Open. . Rafael Nadal has explained that the decision of give up playing the US Open had been taken due to health situation and due to their state of mind. The Balearic respects the work of the ATP and USTA to bring tennis back, and also to players who decide to go to New York because they need the prize money. In a video conference with various media outlets, Nadal also noted that felt the cancellation of the Mutua Madrid Open, but I understood that it was a “sensible and consistent” decision. The...
    Rafael Nadal has made a habit of defying odds over the course of an illustrious career. Fighting injuries and coming back strongly is, in a way, a fitting summary of the major part of Nadal’s career. Making a revelation about the Spanish superstar’s career, French osteopathic doctor Ben Illouz said that many doctors told Nadal he would not have a tennis career because of his issues with injuries. 19 Grand Slam titles later, Nadal is still going strong and is chasing an all-time record for major titles. Rafael Nadal has resistance towards pain like none other, says French doctor “Rafael Nadal is a man educated in mental resistance, who made his career naturally despite his problems. Many doctors told him he...
    Rafael Nadal won’t be defending his title in the U.S. Open, announcing Tuesday that he will skip out on the Grand Slam tournament because of the coronavirus pandemic. Nadal, the 34-year-old tennis pro from Spain, sent out a number of Tweets explaining his decision to withdraw, citing the “complicated” situation and “increasing” risk. TWINS PRACTICE SOCIALLY DISTANT CELEBRATIONS WITH PHANTOM HIGH-FIVES, HUGS IN FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN “After many thoughts I have decided not to play this year’s U.S. Open. The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it,” his tweet read. “We know that the reduced tennis calendar is barbaric this year  after 4 months stopped with  no...
    Defending champion Rafael Nadal will not play in the US Open due to concerns over the coronavirus. The world number two had long since cast doubt over whether he would travel to New York for a grand slam that will get under way behind closed doors on Aug. 31. Nadal on Tuesday confirmed he is not ready to play at Flushing Meadows, a matter of hours after it was announced that the Madrid Open — due to be staged next month — had been canceled amid the global pandemic “After many thoughts I have decided not to play this year’s US Open. The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of...
    Rafael Nadal won’t be there to defend his US Open title. The Spaniard is skipping the tournament, which he won last year, because of concerns surrounding COVID-19. Roger Federer is also out of the field after knee surgery, however top-ranked Novak Djokovic was on the USTA’s early list of entries. “After many thoughts I have decided not to play this year’s US Open,” Nadal said in a statement. “The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it. “We know that the reduced tennis calendar is barbaric this year after 4 months stopped with no play, I understand and thank for the efforts they are putting in to...
    QUEENS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Rafael Nadal announced Tuesday on social media that he will not be participating in the 2020 US Open later this summer because of concerns over coronavirus. RELATED: 2020 U.S. Open: Top Ranked Tennis Player Ashleigh Barty Opts Out Nadal, who won the grand slam last year in Flushing Meadows, said “after many thoughts, I have decided not to play this year’s US Open. The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it.” After many thoughts I have decided not to play this year’s US Open. The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of...
    Spain's Rafael Nadal serves the ball to South Korea's Kwon Soon-woo (not in frame) during their Mexico ATP Open 500 men's querter final singles tennis match in Acapulco, Guerrero State, Mexico on February 27, 2020. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP) (Photo by PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images) The US Open reigning champion, Rafael Nadal, will not be defending his title Rafael Nadal announced via Twitter that he does not want to risk traveling to the US Open, scheduled to take place at the end of the month, amid COVID-19 concerns. Nick Kyrgios pulls out of #USOpen: “We can rebuild our sport and the economy but we can never recover lives lost.” Kyrgios also slams players “dancing on tables, money grabbing...
    Barron Trumps private school will begin with virtual classes only The incredible history of the drive-thru Rafael Nadal withdraws from US Open due to COVID-19 concerns © Yahoo News Coronavirus: Latest news on the global pandemic Rafael Nadal, the 2019 US Open men’s champion, won’t be defending his title in 2020. Nadal announced on Tuesday that he has withdrawn from the 2020 US Open, citing his concerns with COVID-19. View this post on Instagram After many thoughts I have decided not to play this year’s US Open. The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it. We know that the reduced tennis calendar is...
    Reigning champion Rafael Nadal shocked the US Open by declaring that he will not defend his title in New York this month. His announcement came just hours after the clay court Madrid Open - to which he had committed - announced that it was not going ahead in September due to the rising number of Covid cases in the Spanish capital. It was easy to conclude from that the likelihood that Nadal would travel to New York, but instead he swiftly put out a statement saying that he would not go under any circumstances. Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the US Open, citing concerns around the coronavirus pandemic The Spaniard won the competition last year but said...
    By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer Defending champion Rafael Nadal will skip the U.S. Open because of the coronavirus pandemic, putting on hold his bid to equal Roger Federer’s men’s record for Grand Slam titles. Nadal explained his decision in a series of tweets sent in Spanish and English on Tuesday. “The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it,” Nadal wrote. The 33-year-old from Spain called sitting out the tournament scheduled to begin Aug. 31 in New York “a decision I never wanted to take,” but added that he would “rather not travel.” The current No. 1-ranked woman, Ash Barty, already had announced she would be missing...
    Defending champion Rafael Nadal will skip the U.S. Open because of the coronavirus pandemic, putting on hold his bid to equal Roger Federer’s men’s record for Grand Slam titles. Nadal explained his decision in a series of tweets sent in Spanish and English on Tuesday. “The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it,” Nadal wrote. The 33-year-old from Spain called sitting out the tournament scheduled to begin Aug. 31 in New York “a decision I never wanted to take,” but added that he would “rather not travel.” The current No. 1-ranked woman, Ash Barty, already had announced she would be missing the U.S. Open. ___ More AP...
    DEFENDING champion Rafael Nadal has decided NOT to play at this year's US Open due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The four-time winner of the tournament took to Twitter on Tuesday night to make the shock announcement. 2Rafael Nadal will not defend his US Open crown at Flushing Meadows this year due to the coronavirus crisisCredit: Alamy Live News Spaniard Nadal, 34, wrote: "After many thoughts I have decided not to play this year’s US Open. "The situation is very complicated worldwide, the Covid-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it. "We know that the reduced tennis calendar is barbaric this year after four months stopped with no play, I understand and thank...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Rafael Nadal says he will not play at 2020 US Open, cites COVID-19 pandemic. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    RAFAEL NADAL is now free to defend his US Open crown after the Madrid Open was cancelled. The Spaniard, 34, was considering not flying to the Flushing Meadows event over Covid-19 concerns. 3Rafael Nadal is free to play in the US Open with the Madrid Open event scrappedCredit: Alamy Live News His revised plans involved playing in the Spanish capital on September 14 – the day after the New York event is supposed to finish. But the ATP and WTA have now confirmed the rescheduled Madrid tournament will be axed due to a spike in local cases. A statement said: “Following the strong recommendation of the local health authorities, and having monitored the situation for months, organisers have no choice...
    Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal loves playing tennis but he also loves something else – going out into the sea. This is why he purchased the Sunreef 80 Great White which is a catamaran. He has just talked about this catamaran in a recent interview. Rafael Nadal On His New Boat In a recent interview with Forbes, Rafael Nadal was asked a lot about his new boat. One of those questions was about why the Sunreef 80 was so special that he ended up buying it. Rafa replied by saying, “I think with the 80 Sunreef Power you have plenty of options. There’s a couple of things that make it very special. Firstly, you can customize the boat and make it...
    19-time major winner Rafael Nadal has earned numerous fans over the course of his career with the way he carries himself, both on and off the court. One such fan is Olympic champion, South African swimmer Chad Le Clos. Le Clos has four Olympic medals to his name. A gold medal and three silver medals won across the 2012 Games in London and the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Chad le Clos remembers “crazy” moment meeting Rafael Nadal The South African star was himself one of the biggest swimmers in the world at the 2016 Games and had numerous fans lining up to get his autograph or a picture with him. But the swimmer had his ‘fanboy moment’ when he...
    The resuming season is bringing new challenges for Rafael Nadal. Rafa currently will be perplexed. He will have to choose his tournaments carefully in the resuming season. What will his priorities be and what are the risks that he will take only he knows. Rafael Nadal is on the list of players in the Cincinnati Open but he is most likely to skip the US hardcourt events as he has been seen practicing on clay already and has committed to the Mutua Madrid Open, which is scheduled just a day after the US Open. ends. On one hand, Nadal might have an eye on the record-equalling 20th Grand Slam, on the other hand, the fatigue could also cause an injury....
    Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer have been the most dominating players in tennis. Together, they have won 56 Grand Slams since 2003 which is absolutely amazing. Many fans may ask the question – how are they able to dominate like this? German former tennis player Michael Berrer has just answered this question. How Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer Dominate In a recent interview with the Tennis Magazin, Michael Berrer talked about why Novak Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer are light years away from the other players. He said, “You can see something. For example, how perfectly they prepare. I always preach to young players: be punctual. Most come into the hall two minutes before the training session and then put...
    Being a professional tennis player can be physically and mentally challenging. And with a certain Rafael Nadal, it is even more. 19 Grand Slams and numerous other titles, Rafa needs to perform at his best. And so Rafa has found his calm in the ocean. Recently a few months back Nadal received his new 80-foot Yacht. It’s a Sunreef superyacht Great White. And reportedly it cost the Spaniard a whopping 6.2 Million Dollars. The initial photoshoot by Sunreef with Rafa showed us the outsides and the insides of the luxurious yacht. “It’s really personal when I am in the ocean” – Rafael Nadal In a conversation with the Boat Briefing Podcast, Nadal talked about how he chooses to relax when...
    Rafael Nadal has been one of the greatest tennis players ever. He is also one of Spain’s greatest athletes. This is why he had the honor of being the flag bearer at the 2016 Rio Olympics, something he has spoken about. Read on to know what he had to say! Rafael Nadal On Being the Flag Bearer In 2016 In a recent video by the Spanish Olympic Committee, many flag bearers were asked about their experience being one. Nadal was one of them and he said, “My personal experience at the Olympic Games has always been incredible and, obviously, being a flag bearer in Rio is an unforgettable moment. I was really excited and it was an incredible experience. The fact of...
    Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal has been one of the most successful players in the history of tennis. He might be one of the older players on the Tour, but that hasn’t stopped him from winning matches! How does he do it? What does he eat that gives him the energy to play the way he does? Rafa recently answered this question in a recent interview – read on to know what he said! What Does Rafael Nadal Eat? In a recent live event called #GetRafaMoving, Rafael Nadal answered many questions asked by his fans. One of these questions touched upon what he ate and drank right before a match to be at his very best. To this, the Spaniard replied,...
    World No.2 Rafael Nadal turned professional at the age of 15. So in a career spanning 19 years, he has had some great moments. No shortage of titles and records Nadal has enlightened everyone with his tennis. The pandemic though has forced everyone to stay at home. Tennis has stopped and in any sports fan support is crucial. The resuming calendar will have tournaments without fans. So to get practicing and connect with fans Rafa had gone live yesterday on Facebook as part of his live event called ‘Get Rafa Moving’. “Roland Garros 2005, Wimbledon 2008, and US Open 2013” – Rafael Nadal In the live session, Rafa answered some questions from fans and showcased some skills the fans wanted...
    Tennis is coming back in a month. In light of this, 19-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal has started his preparations for its return. The sport was on the backseat as the coronavirus pandemic spread across the world and forced everyone to stay at home. Rafael Nadal has been practicing in his home town Mallorca. As the lockdown restrictions have eased, he is back at the court practicing with his coach Carlos Moya. “Rafael Nadal is always open to keep evolving” – Carlos Moya Nadal has gone on Facebook live as part of his live event Get Rafa Moving. Here Rafa answers a few questions and then practiced and showed off his skills for the fans. Carlos Moya also joined...
    Swiss Maestro Roger Federer has been holding the record for the most Grand Slams for a long time. However, now, his rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have come closer to beating this record which seemed unattainable at one point. In a recent interview, Franco Davin who has coached Juan Martin Del Potro talked about the rivalry between the ‘Big 3’. Roger Federer Grand Slam Record In a recent interview with La Nacionv (translated by Google), Franco Davin was asked many questions. One of those was whether Roger Federer is unhappy that his rivals are coming close to beating his record. Davin replied, “I do not know. I think it is already a little further. He passed that barrier of...
    The year 2016 was a very special year for Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori. That was the year he made his entire country proud by winning a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics. He beat Rafael Nadal in the bronze medal match and he has just talked about how he won it. Check out what he said. Kei Nishikori On Beating Rafael Nadal Kei Nishikori had made it to the bronze medal match where he faced Rafael Nadal. He had started off well by winning the first set but sadly, he lost the second. It looked like the match would go Rafa’s way until Kei pulled off an amazing comeback and won the third. In a recent interview with...
    Rafael Nadal has a lot of fans. He has 19 Grand Slams and is one of the greatest of all time. And many upcoming players look up to him for inspiration. Today a letter of a 12-year-old to Nadal has gone viral The 12-year-old fan’s name is Adrian. The young lad has penned down a heart-wrenching letter for Rafa and sent in a gift too. The letter is filled with a passion for tennis and Rafa. “My name is Adrián and I’m 12 years old. The gift that I send you has a very special meaning for me.” pic.twitter.com/7tteapndKd — 9-7 in the 5th (@97InThe5th) July 22, 2020 What was the gift for Rafael Nadal? The gift for Rafa is...
    Apart from tennis, Rafael Nadal keeps a keen interest in soccer. Hailing from Spain, Nadal follows soccer passionately. He is a supporter of Real Madrid and also the Spanish National Team. A few days back, Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid won their record 34th La Liga title under Manager Zinedine Zidane. The club has won the Spanish top division title after three years. Nadal was quick to congratulate the club. “Great personal commitment from each player” – Rafael Nadal lauds Real Madrid players Nadal congratulated the team and its players for their achievement. While speaking to Real Madrid TV, Rafa said that the team had shown great passion and improvement. He hailed Zinedine Zidane for this renewed grit and...
    Since the start of the century, we have seen some great sporting spectacles. Many athletes and players have been near-invincible and undefeated in certain sports. To celebrate that, ESPN had started a fan poll to determine the most dominant individual performance in sports. And today, Rafael Nadal was announced as the winner. The finale of the poll saw Usain Bolt take on Rafael Nadal. Both of them have been very dominant in their respective fields and have a huge fan following around the world. Rafael Nadal in the French Open Nadal is the king of clay. The Spaniard has dominated the French Open like no other. To understand this, here are some numbers. Nadal has played in 15 French...
    For a long time now tennis fans have been waiting for the NextGen of tennis to win a Grand Slam. So far, no one has done it but some have come close. This has made people wonder whether 2020 will be the year that the NextGen will finally win a Slam. According to Patrick Mouratoglou, it is not going to happen at the French Open because of Rafael Nadal. Rafael Nadal at the French Open In a recent interview with Ubitennis, Patrick Mouratoglou was asked whether there will be a new Grand Slam champion in the year 2020. He did not think it would happen at the French Open as he said, “In Roland Garros, it’s going to be...
    Every tennis fan might be counting the days left for the season’s resumption. Even players are getting ready. Rafael Nadal has been practicing on courts for weeks now. And as the US Open is just six weeks away, Nadal is hosting a live event on the 24th of July. Nadal posted the update on his twitter handle. It will be an interactive live event with fans. The event is called #GetRafaMoving. This was the caption to the tweet- “Tennis is coming back, so to help me get ready we’ll be hosting an interactive live event, #GetRafaMoving on 24/07. Don’t miss it.” Tennis is coming back, so to help me get ready we’ll be hosting an interactive live event, #GetRafaMoving on...
    As the tennis season is nearing its return, Rafael Nadal poses an interesting scenario. The World No.2 is the defending champion in three of the four tournaments scheduled to happen. All the four tournaments will happen continuously and so no player will have time to rest. Rafa’s practice on @ lenkoveloove IG stories https://t.co/SFBdCR5b3w pic.twitter.com/KfkJQQQOWr — Sunny (@rafancoreana) July 13, 2020   But Nadal could take a different route. And over the past weeks, few things have aligned together so well that it could indicate that Nadal can skip the US Open. He is the defending champion at the Flushing Meadows but the Spaniard would be comfortable playing in Europe where the pandemic is slowing down. Here’s why. As the...
    World No.2 Rafael Nadal, the winner of 19 Grand Slam titles, is just one title away from touching his on-court rival, Roger Federer. But unlike the 38-year old Swiss, Nadal has more years of professional tennis left in his career. He has a fair advantage of eventually winning more Grand Slam titles than that of the Swiss maestro. However, the 34-year old isn’t willing to go crazy over the romanticism of winning his 20th title. Rafael Nadal is standing on the verge of creating history In a recent interview with BBC’s Natalie, published on Twitter, Nadal expressed his eagerness to win more Grand Slams. He also admitted his desire to end his career with 25 titles to his name....
    Rafael Nadal has signalled his intention not to defend his US Open title this year in potentially a major blow for the American Grand Slam event. The Spanish great was on Tuesday announced in the field for the rescheduled clay-court Madrid Open, which starts the day after the final at Flushing Meadows.   Then, in a further blow for the US Open, Novak Djokovic announced that he still has serious doubts over whether to play in the event due to fears over New York's high levels of coronavirus infections.  Rafael Nadal has signalled his intention not to defend his US Open title in September this year The tennis great is unlikely to play in both the Madrid Open and...
    The ATP Tour recently came out with a grueling schedule where there is going to be an event almost every week. This made people wonder whether players might skip some events. Well, Rafael Nadal is not going to be skipping the Mutua Madrid Open as his participation has been confirmed. Rafael Nadal Is Playing Madrid In a recent tweet that was translated by Google, Feliciano Lopez, who is the tournament director of the Mutua Madrid Open confirmed that Rafael Nadal would be playing the event. In the tweet he said, “I talked to my friend Rafael Nadal and he has confirmed his participation in Madrid next September! We wait for you as always with open arms in the Magic...
    Getty/Fundacion Rafa Nadal Rafa Nadal poses with wife Maria Francisca Perello for the official wedding portraits after they were married on October 19, 2019 in Mallorca, Spain. Maria Francisca Perelló, known in the media for years by the nickname Xisca, is married to tennis star Rafael Nadal, who is currently ranked #2 in the world. The couple has been together since their teenage years. They started dating in 2005 and tied the knot in 2019. Nadal was featured on 60 Minutes in January 2020. An encore presentation of that interview was scheduled to air tonight, July 5. Nadal talked about his and Perelló’s future plans to start a family and put down roots in their hometown. Both grew...
    Russian star Daniil Medvedev had an incredible 2019 season that saw him win 2 Masters 1000 titles. In addition to those wins, he also reached the final of the 2019 US Open where he lost to Rafael Nadal in what was one of the best matches of the year. Daniil Medvedev On 2019 US Open loss against Rafael Nadal The 2019 US Open final lasted almost 5 hours where Daniil Medvedev pulled off an amazing comeback. He was 2 sets down against Rafael Nadal but he managed to win the next 2 to force a decider. However, he lost the last set 6-4. In a recent interview with Eurosport, he was asked about this defeat and whether he was...
    Every player dreams of beating the King of clay courts, Rafael Nadal. But there are only a handful of athletes who have done it. The former world No.1 Andy Roddick managed to win a set against a teenage Nadal at the 2004 Davis Cup final. The American recently tweeted a video recalling his match against Rafa. It was originally posted by Davis Cup’s official twitter handle.   While retweeting the video, Roddick wrote, “Proof that I won a set against Rafael Nadal on clay. He was 11 years old at the time, and there wasn’t much else to celebrate over next 3 sets, but those seem like unimportant details from where I sit. If anything, I just gave him...
    Rafael Nadal is not sure if he will play in the US Open 2020 | Clive Brunskill / . The current champion of the US Open, Rafael Nadal, is still not sure if he will participate in the 2020 edition of the tournament, which is scheduled to take place next September without fans in the stands. “If you ask me today I would tell you that I am not going to participate. Maybe in a couple of months the situation will be different, but it is time to look at the conditions in which New York will be at that time, since it has been one of the most affected in the world, “said the Spanish in a videoconference with...
    The Spanish tennis player has managed to invest his earnings | Jam Media / . Even someone who is not a tennis fan has heard of Rafael Nadal. The Spanish is, along with Roger Federer, one of the best players of his generation and in history. Winner of 19 Grand Slam tournaments, Nadal is usually in the spotlight. His insurance prize income has been affected by this slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but he has made enough money not to worry. In the last two years, about 80 million dollars have been entered into their accounts through this channel alone. Rafael Nadal; The destination of the famous Lisbon pastry shop, the current world No. 1, has a stake in...
    Rafael Nadal enjoys the summer on a yacht valued at $ 8 million Rafael Nadal bought a yacht valued at $ 8 million, and in a video posted on Twitter you can see every detail of the luxurious property. The world tennis star can enjoy the summer in a boat that is built with the highest level of luxury. This is @ RafaelNadal’s new yacht, the wall in his master suite unfolds into a private balcony- Take a look around: #yachts #rafa #interiordesign @SunreefYachts pic.twitter.com/9H84xCwNU2 – Secret Lives of the Super Rich (@CNBCSuperRich) June 28, 2020 Nadal has a net worth of $ 180 million, according to essentiallysports.com, so he had no major problem spending nearly $ 10 million on...
    A coach needs to evolve as much as the player as times change. At every different phase of his career, a player requires a different level of mentorship. For this particular juncture in his career, when he isn’t getting any younger, Carlos Moya is the perfect coach for Rafael Nadal. Not only does the Spanish veteran understand the changing demands of Rafa‘s fitness and mentality, but he also has ready courses of action to deal with them. Any Nadal fan knows that Moya did great work with his serve. This helped Rafa in playing shorter rallies which also meant less strain on his knee. Now that Rafael Nadal hopes to overtake Roger Federer‘s grand slam record, Moya has some more...
    Coronavirus — Toni Nadal gave an interview to ESPN to review the current world of tennis. Rafa Nadal’s uncle and former coach spoke about the current situation of this sport, the latest controversies that have appeared in recent weeks. ‘Tío Toni’ was asked about Djokovic’s Adria Tour, in which the Serb and Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki have tested positive for coronavirus. “It was a shame. It was a good initiative to do a little movement in tennis that I think was going well but in the end there has been a coronavirus problem that has not been good for tennis or for Djokovic and the players. In a situation of so much trouble and more if...
    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many tennis events in 2020 were canceled or postponed. This is why the ATP Tour had to come up with a revised schedule for 2020 and they came up with a grueling one. The Grand Slams – the US Open and the French Open are to be played in almost the same month. And this has raised the question of whether players will play both events. Toni Nadal has just told us what Rafael Nadal might do. Check it out. Will Rafael Nadal Play Both Events? Grand Slams are the most physically exhausting events as they are five-setters. Playing 2 in the same month might not be possible for many players but can Rafael...
    Novak Djokovic again praised his rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer further increasing the Greatest Of All Time debate(GOAT). The World No.1 was subtle about it and played down the GOAT debate. The World No.1 does seem to look at the debate. It does affect the player and maybe all three of them want it. “You do look at the macro picture as well as the micro picture. I think everyone is different obviously, I love the sport, I am passionate and devoted to it. As long as there is a flare in me I’ll keep going.” said Djokovic. “What Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are doing is epic” – Novak Djokovic He praised his counterparts, Roger Federer and...
    Up until 2017, Rafael Nadal was primarily being coached by his uncle, Toni Nadal. Since then Nadal has been coached by former World No.1, Carlos Moya. During their partnership which is still continuing, Nadal has notably won 5 grand slams. Carlos Moya won the 1998 French Open. He is also very popular in Chennai, India where he won the Chennai Open an ATP 250 tournament presently known as the Maharashtra Open twice. He started coaching Nadal in 2016. 2017 was important for Nadal as he was returning from a wrist injury and had a horrid 2016. Moya hence has been pivotal in Nadal’s strong return. Attending an Instagram live session Moya spoke about his training methods with Rafa. Emphasizing...
    Rafael Nadal has bought himself an incredible yacht. According to TMZ, Nadal purchased a 80 Sunreef Power from Sunreef Yachts. While the exact price isn’t known, TMZ speculated that it’s likely somewhere in the range of $10 million. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) What does that kind of money get you? Well, the vessel has four guest cabins, is 79 feet long, 39 feet wide and has about 4,000 square feet of living space. There’s balling, and then there’s balling on a level like this. I’ve spent more hours than I’d like to admit debating private jets vs. yachts. I’m a 100% pro-yacht guy over private jets. It just seems like you...
    If it weren’t for a pandemic-caused postponement, the French Open would have been in Week 2 now, and Rafael Nadal might still have been in contention for a 20th Grand Slam title. Instead, he’s home in Spain, practicing lightly — and wondering along with everyone else in tennis whether the next Grand Slam tournament, the U.S. Open, will be held. And if it is, would he play? “If you (ask) me today, today I will say, ‘No,’” Nadal said with a shake of his head during a video conference call with The Associated Press and other wire services Thursday. “In a couple of months? I don’t know. Hopefully, ‘Yes,’” he continued. “But we need to wait probably until we have...
    Tennis fans couldn’t believe what they were seeing on social media when the words “Nadal” and “retirement” began trending on social media on Friday morning. The name synonymous with the Spanish megastar, Rafael Nadal, quickly led many to fear he had decided to hang up the racquet and step away from the sport. Ranked No. 2 in the world and with 19 grand slam titles to his name, Nadal’s fans were sure he had more to give. After battling injuries for several years, the 33-year-old returned to his unstoppable best in 2019 by claiming the French and US Open titles. Thankfully, however, heartbreak turned to relief as it became clear the tennis great wasn’t retiring. But the undefeated racehorse, also...