‘I hope it will be months not years’, says Rafael Nadal on return to normalcy after coronavirus


On Sunday, Rafael Nadal has said that he is very disappointed by no tennis action due to coronavirus pandemic. He is hoping the possibility of tennis returning to normal time.

At the earliest, professional tennis has been suspended until the end of July, and the Spaniard said on Sunday that serious problems stand in the way of a resumption.

“From my point of view, I’m very pessimistic that the circuit can resume normal activity, even if we play without an audience, to organise any event you need a lot of people involved, which cannot be ignored. At an international level I see a serious problem.” he said.

The Olympics games has been postponed from the world sports calendar which includes tennis and the cancellation of Wimbledon.

He further said, “We have already said many times we are in a very difficult moment, for everyone, Step-by-step it looks like things are slightly less bad, but we’ve been through one and a half very tough months, lots of irreparable losses and other losses that are less important, but without doubt will cause suffering in society in the following months.”

“I hope it will be months not years because it’s also an economic issue as well. Lots of people are going to lose their jobs. These are sad moments when you see so many people dying.” Nadal added.

Nadal said when tennis resume the players will need to reach at that fitness level. Nadal said in a statement that it’s a very tough job to remain fit and need lot of discipline. He is disappointed from the point of view to going back to competition. Spain has been especially badly hit by the virus with 223,759 infections and 23,190 deaths.


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