Carlos Moya: 'For Nadal, being healthy has been one of the keys in 2017'

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Carlos Moya: 'For Nadal, being healthy has been one of the keys in 2017'

Rafael Nadal achieved one objective clearly this year, of being healthy and playing the entire year. 'The fundamental thing to try to fight for everything was to have consistency and play the tournaments we had to', his coach Carlos Moya told El Espanol.

Nadal scheduled well this year, playing in 16 tournaments and giving his body rest by withdrawing from three ATP 500 tournaments in Rotterdam, Queen's and Basel. 'So far, Rafa has been injury-free and he could constantly compete.

It's probably one of the keys of the great season he had,' added Moya about the world no. 1, who played 75 matches this year. 'His season has been so good. Then you always need to be lucky,' added Moya. 'Because you can turn your ankle or (could) have any other problem.' Sharing his views, Toni Nadal commented, 'It has not been happening since a long time.

He always ended up suffering from some injury.' He also added, 'This year he dealt with issues (pain to the right knee). 'Before, Rafael wasn't able to have a full calendar and couldn't play feeling safe.' Lastly, Moya said, 'What was up to us, we did it well.

Practice session, physical training, prevention, working with physio, choosing events, time to rest. We did all this.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: 'I am in Paris Bercy to do my best' .