Carlos Moya ridicules the notion of Rafael Nadal needing more matches to gear up terming it as an “urban legend”

Carlos Moya dismisses the belief that Rafael Nadal requires additional matches to prepare himself

Carlos Moya ridicules the notion of Rafael Nadal needing more matches to gear up terming it as an “urban legend”

Carlos Moya and Rafael Nadal (Images via Tennis Head)

In a recent interview with RTVE, Carlos Moyá, former world number one and coach of Rafael Nadal, expressed his views on the notion that Nadal needs more matches to gear up for major tournaments. Moyá dismissed this idea as baseless, terming it an “overblown myth” that has gained popularity in the tennis world.


The conversation with RTVE took place 21 days after the start of the Roland Garros tournament, where Nadal was forced to withdraw due to a foot injury. Moyá acknowledged that Nadal was disappointed to miss out on Monte Carlo, Barcelona, and Madrid, but he was quick to highlight Nadal’s fighting spirit.

“He is sad to skip Monte Carlo, Barcelona, and Madrid but he is a warrior and continues with the confidence of being able to compete soon,” Moyá remarked. Moyá went on to explain that Nadal’s training regime is focused on building his physical and mental strength, as well as fine-tuning his game to suit different opponents and playing conditions. He emphasized that Nadal’s success on the court is a testament to his dedication and hard work, rather than any supposed need for more matches.

In conclusion, Moyá’s comments provide a refreshing perspective on the common belief that Nadal needs more matches to perform at his best. While injury setbacks may occur, Nadal’s mental and physical toughness, combined with his unmatched talent, make him a formidable opponent in any tournament.


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Rafael Nadal’s ranking takes a major hit following French Open

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal (Credits: Twitter)

Rafael Nadal’s ranking has taken a major hit following his underwhelming performance at the recently concluded French Open. Last month, the challenges Rafael Nadal faced with injury were compounded by his drop out of the top ten of the ATP rankings for the first time in 18 years, a significant blow for the Spanish tennis legend.

Despite his efforts to recover from injury and compete in this year’s French Open, where he was looking to defend his title, Nadal’s performance in the tournament was lackluster and did not leave a significant impression. He was knocked out in the semifinals by an inspired performance from Novak Djokovic, further denting his chances of regaining his place among the top ten players in the world.

Nadal withdrew from the Madrid Open this week and has yet to announce if he will participate in the Rome Masters event later this month. With his ranking experiencing a steep decline, Nadal is at risk of slipping even further down the rankings in the near future. Without a swift and impressive comeback, he may soon find himself in a position where he requires a wild card to qualify for Grand Slam events.


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