With most sports planning to return back to fold, the tennis legend believes the tennis world should not resuming now.
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has said tennis competitions should wait a little bit before any restart.
The 19-time Grand Slam winner believes the body should set a positive example to the rest of the world by delaying resumption until every player can travel “freely and safely.”
If you asked me if I want to travel to New York today to play a tennis tournament, I will say no, I will not.
“But in a couple of months, I don’t know how the situation is going to improve. I am confident that if the tournament is played, it’s going to be under extremely safe circumstances. If not, in my opinion, it doesn’t make sense.”
The US Tennis Association will decide this month the possibility of staging the US Open behind closed doors from 31st August.
Nadal, 34, wants to see a 100% fairness in the game.
“My feeling is we need to be responsible, sending strong messages, and be a positive example for the
society,” Nadal continued.
“We need to understand we are suffering an unprecedented situation and my feeling is we need to come back when all the players, from all the countries of the world, are able to travel under safe circumstances. I want to see my sport being 100%
fair and correct.
“The key, of course, is to find a medicine that helps us to be sure we can travel and compete without
being scared of having the virus and bringing back the virus home. My feeling is we need to wait a little bit more.”
Nadal further revealed how gradually returning to training since the break.
“As you can imagine, I need to take things step by step, I just try to avoid injuries and increase the amount of work every single week. I’m not practising every single day, I’m just practising a couple of days a week.”