Moya shares big updates on Rafael Nadal's presence at Roland Garros

The coach of the Spanish champion is not yet certain of Rafa's participation in Paris

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Moya shares big updates on Rafael Nadal's presence at Roland Garros
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Will Rafael Nadal be able to play Roland Garros 2024? It's the question to which all tennis fans eagerly await the answer. A few hours ago, rumors came out of Spain according to which Rafa should be in Paris. But there are those who call for caution. Like Carlos Moya, coach of the Spanish champion, who spoke about the situation of the Majorcan tennis player, clarifying how Nadal is working to be able to take the court in Paris. The coach went to the La Salle school in Palma de Mallorca, where he gave a speech to his students.

"Nothing has been decided yet. He is competing, the results are not the usual, but he is well, he is happy. It is not what we are used to, but I also knew that it was a very difficult process. Now we will try to move forward this week, the idea is to be at the Roland Garros next week. The goal is to continue day by day because the conditions are these," explained Moya, as reposted by Diari de Mallorca.

Rafael Nadal
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The coach, speaking to Televisió, also analysed: "We are moving forward little by little, entering the competition, trying to get into a rhythm. He comes from a long way away, with various injuries during these months. It's clear that he lacks some competitive rhythm, but he won't have it because there are no more tournaments. Anything that can be coached and added quality time on the court will add up. Since Barcelona, there has been an evolution on a physical and mental level, but above all in having certain guarantees of being able to withstand a five-set match."

Rafael Nadal
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There's almost no time left for what should be one of the most anticipated and, at the same time, nostalgic tennis events in the history of our beloved sport. Because the Roland Garros will represent what could be Nadal's last farewell to the Parisian Slam. Rafa - who wrote indelible pages of tennis history in Bois de Boulogne - and the Roland Garros have been the same thing for twenty years, and the next one should be his last time on these courts. Even if the last words uttered by Nadal left some hopes. In the press conference in Rome, after the defeat against Hubert Hurkacz, the Spaniard clarified that this might not be his last match in Rome.

"I accept the situation, as I said at the beginning of the tournament. I have always felt the support and love of the people, the same goes for Rome. Now everyone is more excited because they won't have many opportunities to see me play again. However, I am the tennis player who has won the most here. I want - as a player - to be remembered for the results I achieved and as a person who set a positive example. Today was difficult. I have to accept that I wasn't ready and I didn't play well enough. The time has come to make a decision about Roland Garros, whether to play there or not. We play in two weeks, I don't have a clear decision. If I have to describe to you the sensations I have in my head, I would say that I will play the Roland Garros and do my best. I have some problems, but not enough to say I can't play in the most important event of my career. We'll see how I feel mentally and physically tomorrow morning. If I feel well, I will try to play the Roland Garros.

Rome? I have always said that I will never be able to thank the fans enough for the love I have received throughout my career all over the world. I've played some of my biggest and most exciting matches here. I have often found my tennis again after difficult moments in Rome. I've always had fun, I don't know if it was my last time here, There's a good chance it will be. I know nothing about a ceremony. I never said it will be my last time here. I said it in Madrid, here I'm still not sure if it was my last time. So it's a different situation than in Madrid. I didn't expect any ceremony after the match," explained Nadal.

Rafael Nadal, Rome Masters 2024
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