Coach Carlos Moya has revealed that he will not be accompanying world No. 2 Rafael Nadal at this 12 months’s Australian Open. Moya was concentrating on to reach to Australia for the start of the Australian Open however that plan fell aside because the Australian authorities is just not authorizing separate travels.
“After talking with Rafa we now have determined that I gained’t journey to Australia with the staff. My intention was to be with the staff from the start of the Australian Open as traditional, however the Australian authorities is just not authorizing separate touring and have me arrive at the start of the event.
I’ll comply with the event from residence and can stick with my household, dad and mom and youngsters as a result of delicate scenario that Spain resides with the virus. All the very best of lucks to the staff touring,” Moya mentioned.
Nadal misplaced to Dominic Thiem on the Australian Open in 2020
Final 12 months, document 20-time Grand Slam champion Nadal made the Australian Open quarterfinal, earlier than falling quick in opposition to Austrian tennis star Thiem.
Thiem, who gained his maiden Grand Slam title on the US Open final 12 months, acknowledged that bearing the Large Three and profitable the Grand Slams is his final objective. “A Grand Slam victory is a Grand Slam victory,” Thiem mentioned.
“In any other case one must say that every one titles earlier than the Large Three (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic) are nugatory. However in fact I nonetheless wish to win a title the place I can beat one or possibly two of them.”
Nadal has had success at Melbourne Park as he has made 5 finals on the Australian Open all through his profession. In 5 finals performed, Nadal claimed solely victory as he beat fellow 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer within the 2009 Australian Open ultimate.
“It’s true that I’ve confronted many damage issues in my profession,” Nadal not too long ago acknowledged. “However nicely, it is usually true that the way in which to unravel them has at all times been discovered. Some have counted for extra, others for much less, however the answer has at all times been discovered.
And never solely the medical answer has at all times been discovered but additionally the tennis answer. “Whenever you accumulate issues, it is usually not solely the momentary difficulty however what stays inside your head and the way it disappoints you to see what to do while you get injured. However, you need to return.”