In an interview to Rtve Rafael Nadal's coach Carlos Moya commented on the upcoming US Open men's final between the Spaniard and Daniil Medvedev. Moya said: "We are calm but always optimistic with a player like Rafa and the confidence he is winning matches with.
Then it's a a Grand Slam final, against the player who played most matches in the last month and a half and who is very fit. It's better to have beaten your opponent with the way he did but every tournament and match is different.
Medvedev is an unbelievable competitor but hopefully he may be influenced by all the matches he played. But Rafa always respects his opponents a lot and even more a player like the Russian. He is very complete. He is a rocket mentally, he overcame many difficulties from the beginning.
He is a player who won a lot this year, he was able to win his maiden Masters 1000. He serves and returns well. But with Rafa, you are always confident he can make it." On what it means for Nadal to fight for another Grand Slam title without Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic being there, Moya added: "He has a lot of pressure but he welcomes it.
He always deals with it. We are very careful and we control all what we can. A big tournament means a big pressure." Before the final between Serena Williams and Bianca Andreescu, Patrick Mouratoglou said: “That’s the best she’s been since she became a mother.
By far. Her body transformed to become a mother. You don’t come back to your previous body — which is the body of a professional top athlete — overnight. It takes time. Her movement now is better than I’ve ever seen since she became a mother”.
“It’s difficult for us to realize, because she was in three finals, so you feel she’s ready. But she was in the three finals because she’s the best competitor of all-time, not because she was ready”.