In an interview as quoted by ATP Rafael Nadal's coach Carlos Moya spoke about the training session between the Spaniard and Novak Djokovic that took place on Saturday last week at the Paris Masters. Moya said: "I’m not sure if we can see this in any other sport, but here we like to keep things simple.
Why couldn’t we practise with Djokovic? We’ve tried on many occasions but couldn’t due to scheduling issues. It just happened to work out here in Paris. I think you must just look at it for what it is without placing some sort of value or extra significance on it."
Moya also recognized that Nadal is in a good shape heading into Paris: "Alright; better every day. The court is a bit fast; the ball doesn't bounce in a way that allows for a good read or much reaction time. The only option is to be aggressive.
We've taken this approach for some time now and practised in this mode to prepare for whatever we face, but what the opponent brings to the match is also a factor, as always." On the Preparations leading to Paris, Moya concluded: "It's strange because Rafa rested for a bit, then returned at the Laver Cup.
From there, he went on a trip. There was the wedding. It's been a bit different from what we're used to. But he's managed to rest, which is the important thing. He had a wonderful time on his wedding day and immediately it was back to training, because instead of going on honeymoon vacation after the marriage ceremony, he actually did it before.
So two days after the wedding, we were already back in training. It's been different, but it's also been a very good past several days."