Rafael Nadal is, for the first time in his sports career, aspiring to conquer the Grand Slam upon arrival of Wimbledon and his coach Carlos Moya, considered the champion’s options Australian Open and from Roland Garros to also win at the All England Club and the US Open to become the winner of the big four in 2022.
“Winning the four Grand Slams is a realistic goal, right now Rafa is the only one who can achieve it this year,” he said. Moyafollowing the logic, in an interview published hours before the debut of Nadal on grass, three years later, in the tournament Hurlingham. The Spanish would clearly defeat Stanislas Wawrinka (6-2, 6-3), leaving great sensations in this exhibition championship and preparation for the Grand Slamand confirming that his left foot is in good condition.
«It is the first time in his career that he is in a position to achieve it, but we see it as something far away, he is halfway there. At the moment it doesn’t keep him up at night, as a team few things keep us up at night and this isn’t one of them. You have to go little by little, “he concluded. Moya in reference to the possibility of completing the Grand Slam in 2022in statements to eurosport.
In reference to the preparation and adaptation to grass, Moya revealed the work carried out and the priorities of the team, which are none other than the adaptation and good health of the foot of Nadal. “We had a pretty good week of training in Mallorca, although the grass here is a bit different from London, maybe that’s why it’s taking a little while for him to adapt to the grass in England. Right now the important thing is that he spends time on the track and that the foot is finelittle by little it will pick up pace, we also hope that the draw helps, especially in the first games, “he said.
«At Wimbledon there can always be more surprises: beyond the player who touches you in those first rounds, the dangerous thing is the type of rival that touches you, you have to be careful with the gunners. Now he has two important exhibition matches, my confidence in him for Wimbledon remains the highest. Rafa always wants to do well, wherever he is, his motivation is above any tournament. It is clear that Wimbledon is a fetish tournament for him, he has won it twice and made five finals in a row », he added, referring to the bizarreness of the Grand Slam londoner and options Nadal in the.
Finally, Moya spoke of the new norm that allows the coaching in the ATP. “Me I am not very much in favor of coaching. What makes tennis a special sport is that it is the only sport where you are alone against another without anyone’s help. In the rest of sports you do have that contact in some way. That solo battle that the tennis player has, placing the pieces of the puzzle at 180 beats and 20 seconds between points, choosing the correct tactic in each play, is part of the quality of each player.