A time Grand Slam champion, Carlos Moya assessed Rafael Nadal as he won his only Grand Slam this year, admmiting that the Spaniard had ‘a great year’.
Moya admitted that he was used to the Nadal solving the present predicaments in his favour.
Recall that Rafael Nadal has reached 20 Grand Slam titles reaching the incredible record of Roger Federer. Carlos Moya recently did an assessment of Rafael Nadal’s 2020 season, where he won a historic 13th Roland Garros title.He said 2020 is a strange season for tennis and a strange year for everyone. He added that next year calendar is still uncertain as athletes must be open to all possibilities.
“Within what has been possible to play, the balance is clearly positive because winning a Grand Slam always turns the year into a great year. That is undoubted. The pity was the end with the London Masters Cup where I think Rafael Nadal had a chance to reach the final and also to win the tournament.” Moya said in parts.
Also recall Nadal lost to Thiem in two tie-breaks during the group stage, while against Medvedev in the semis he served for the match in the second set before going down in three.
“In this type of game against these rivals (Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev), who are the best in the world, and on these surfaces where everything goes so fast, games end up being decided on two or three key points.” the 1998 French Open champion”
“If you end up changing the winner of those points, the game completely changes both for and against,” the former World No. 1 said.
“We are used to Rafael Nadal solving this type of situation in his favor, but it must be emphasized that rivals also play at a tremendous level,” he said.”It is a shame that most of those key points that we are talking about fell on the opponent’s side in this tournament.”
The top-rated coach also talked about the schedule for the 2021 season.
“Right now what we know is that, as of now, you cannot go to Australia until January 8 and for that and other reasons there are many things in the air,” Moya said.
“We still do not even know what the evolution of the virus will be and that is why we must be vigilant and open to any type of event.” He ended