‘Rafael Nadal has had an unbelievable season and we will not stop,’ says coach Carlos Moya
Rafael Nadal has had an ‘unbelievable’ season, according to his coach Carlos Moya, who has promised fans they will push even harder in 2020.
Nadal won two Grand Slams, The French Open and the US Open, and became the oldest ever year-end world No. 1 in 2019, and is now within just one of Roger Federer’s record of 20 major titles.
And doing that at the age of 33 and after all the injury problems Nadal has had to overcome should not be underestimated, says Moya.
“His season was 9.9 out of 10,” he told the press at the Davis Cup.
“After going through all what happened earlier in the year, winning two Grand Slams and ending as a world No. 1 is something unbelievable.
“In 2008 he was No. 1, in 2019 he is so he totally evolved physically, mentally, game-wise, playing with new opponents. His ability to improve has been amazing.”
Nadal underwent surgery this time last year, and he will have another shorter close-season due to his participation in the Davis Cup this week.
However, plans are already in place for his preparations for next season.
“We already know [what we will do],” Moya added. “It’s one month before the new season starts, there are little things to improve upon, so we need to do it.
“We will not stop. We will enjoy holidays and then we get back to work.”
WATCH: Daniil Medvedev serves underarm, destroys his racket en route to stormy French Open exit
Another tough day at Roland Garros for Daniil Medvedev.
Andy Murray’s former coaches hit back at Mats Wilander after he urges the Scot to consider his future
Andy Murray backed by two of his former mentors.
‘There’s probably one word – disappointing,’ says Liam Broady after French Open exit
Heather Watson is left to fly the British flag.
Rafael Nadal starts ‘different Roland Garros’ with solid win to extend French Open record to 94-2
Nadal starts quest for Grand Slam No 20 with solid win.
Serena Williams after first-round win: ‘I just need to play with more confidence, like I’m Serena’
Williams pushed to a tie-break in the first set.
Liam Broady’s French Open main draw debut ends in opening-round defeat
Broady came through qualifying for first time at a major.
No US Open hangover for Dominic Thiem as he makes impressive French Open start
US Open champ Dominic Thiem continues winning run.
‘I will do everything I can to keep Roger Federer No 1,’ jokes Dominic Thiem
Thiem eyeing a few more Grand Slam titles.
Dan Evans on the balls being used at the 2020 French Open: ‘You wouldn’t give to a dog to chew’
Dan Evans clearly not a fan of the French Open balls.
Miserable day for British hopes at gloomy French Open as Dan Evans, Andy Murray, Johanna Konta exit
Three British players lost on day one at Roland Garros.