'It will be an additional motivation for Rafael Nadal', says top coach

“It will be an additional motivation for Rafael Nadal,” says top coach

Rafael Nadal stunned everyone in the first half of the season. The Spanish phenomenon, who had just returned from a break of several months, won the Australian Open and Roland Garros, reaffirming that he is an absolute legend of the sport.

The former world No. 1 has stretched above Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the all-time Grand Slam rankings, eliminating the specter of retirement. The 36-year-old from Manacor had to retire from the Wimbledon semi-finals due to a abdominal tear, but that doesn’t detract from his resounding 2022.

The Iberian veteran has already resumed training and will return to Canada next month. His big goal is the US Open, a tournament he hasn’t competed in since 2019. His eternal rival Djokovic will not be able to travel to the US (not vaccinated against the coronavirus) unless there is an unlikely last-minute change.

Shortly before Wimbledon, the 22-time Grand Slam champion confirmed that he would be a father. In a recent interview with Eurosport Spain, Carlos Moya wanted to reassure fans about Nadal’s future.

Carlos Moya reflects on Nadal

During his interview with Eurosport Spain, Rafael Nadal’s coach Carlos Moya swept aside all topics, in particular the extraordinary 14th crowning at Roland-Garros, the possible calendar Grand Slam and also the Mallorcan’s next fatherhood.

With this statement, the Spanish coach will reassure many people. “In my time hardly anyone traveled with their children, it is also true that people withdrew from the age of 30-32 to start a family. Today many people travel with their children.

I don’t think this question will make him resign, on the contrary it will be an additional motivation. He’s very family friendly, he loves kids, I’m sure he’ll miss him a lot at first when he has to travel.”

In a recent interview with Talento a Bordo, the Spaniard spoke about the dominance of the so-called “Big-3” in sport – namely himself, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. “There have always been generational changes in tennis.

We’ve had big stars replaced by others, it’s normal. Maybe what happened in our case was that we were together for many years, but I am convinced that those who arrive will stay and take over,” Nadal said.

“Mental toughness is one of the most important elements for competition. Everything can be trained, and I’ve also been working on that mental toughness with my uncle Toni since I was a kid. Then, as my career developed, that work continued and the competition itself intensified and evolved it,” said Nadal.

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