Carlos Moya, former tennis player and now tennis coach Rafael Nadaltook stock of the Mallorcan’s historic triumph in the Australian Open. Which meant his title of ‘Grand Slam’ number 21 and a commendable and very promising return to the tracks. The tennis player 35 years He has won the two tournaments he has played in this first month of 2022: the Melbourne ATP 250 and the oceanic ‘major’.
“It’s very difficult for someone else to win, but it’s Rafa Nadal I won’t get tired of saying it,” said Carlos Moyá about his pupil on Onda Cero’s ‘RadioEstadio Noche’. “I think it’s not the last grand slam I’m going to see him win. I am well aware of who Rafa is and what she has done in the history of tennis.”
“He is one of the favorites in every tournament he plays,” added the coach, also from Mallorca, about Rafa. But the days before traveling to Australia, the whole team was full of doubts: “At one point, yes, I saw the possibility that we could not go to Australia because day to day was a bit frustrating. He didn’t improve, he couldn’t train because of the pain he had.”
Already at home, as champions, and after all the hurricane of emotions, everything is seen from another perspective, the only certainty that exists is that there can be no doubt about Rafa Nadal: “With him I never give up anything, nor do I think that We go to a tournament and you have no chance of winning, there are times when you have more options than others. In the Australian Open, honestly, I think it has been one of the tournaments he has won that he had fewer options. He arrived without months without competing due to injuries, COVID… There were many things that made you see that it was going to be difficult. But the player who was with us was Rafa Nadal, and you can’t give up anything. One always has the hope that being with Rafa everything can happen”.
As for the possibility of increasing his Grand Slams account, the team has a tournament marked in red on the calendar. Obviously it could not be other than Roland Garros: “It is the great objective of this year for Rafa and you have to do everything possible to get there in the best way,” said Carlos Moyá without hesitation.
“If he is healthy he is one of the favourites, but there are several months to go with many events in between.”