‘Rafael Nadal has had an unbelievable season and we will not stop,’ says coach Carlos Moya

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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.

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“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.”

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