World No.02 Rafael Nadal has returned to the ATP tour through the ongoing Rome Masters after seven months of lay-off. While the Spaniard eyes on his 13th title at the French Open 2020, Nadal’s Uncle Toni admits It is not easy for Rafa but believes he can win once again.
Even though Nadal skipped this year’s US Open where he was a defending champion, besides reports said Spanish star wants to win his 13th title in Roland Garros for the reason he is not willing to take risks over his health and on-court performance.
It can be difficult for any tennis player to competing in the hard and clay-court within a short span of time, especially in the Grand Slam tournaments.
This year’s French Open has been scheduled fortnight after the US Open conclusion due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. It will be held from 27th September to 11th October in Paris.
“He Can Make a Big Effort and Try to Win the Next Roland-Garros”- Toni Nadal
While Toni hopes Rafael has a chance to win his 13th French Open title this year, at the same time, if not this year, he can work hard to try to win next year.
In a recent interview with Roland Garros, Tennis Coach Toni Nadal said, “I think this year it’s complicated to play well, because first normally the people are not fully concentrated on the game, because everyone knows what is the problem in life, with the coronavirus.”
Toni, talking about Nadal’s winning chance at the upcoming Roland Garros, explained, “Then Rafael, the last tournament., I don’t know where he played in Acapulco, it was the last tournament. That was in February, no? From February until now, that’s six, seven months without playing any tournaments.”
Additionally, he added, “It’s complicated. But in the end, I hope that Rafael can win again. I hope that he can make a big effort and try to win the next Roland-Garros. And if this is not possible, then Rafael has to prepare for the next year.”
Famous Coach also expressed his gratitude for tennis return, “Thanks to Roland-Garros for trying to make a good tournament like always. Thanks now to the US Open and everyone that’s trying to get this started again.”