In an interview to AS the ITF Senior player Ana Salas spoke about Rafael Nadal being in the late stage of his career. Salas said: "I think Nadal is doing a thing very well, and that he is having a correct schedule. He picked an injury in Paris and he did not go the court in a Master 1000 semifinal.
I think he did the right thing, despite all of us would have liked to see him. This year a turnaround came in the Godo. Despite he lost, he saw a change on his mind, he made a click, he went through a positive dynamic, he won the French Open and had an amazing end of the year at the US Open.
That's why he can have a superb 2020. He can seek the Olympic gold medal and I think he is preparing a lot for it. Rafa showed us that he doesn't care about the result or being world No. 1 either, he works with other goals.
It's the nice thing about Rafa, who looks beyond the result, with humbleness and strength. He is also very well prepared physically." On the two-time Major winner Garbine Muguruza going through a bad season, Salas concluded: "She can still give us a lot.
She is a player who had a great curriculum, two Grand Slams, world No. 1, like the rest of the titles won, it's something very big. But despite it I think she has a lot of potential, she has a lot to give. At 26 years she is young, she has a career ahead of her. When I commented Garbine's matches I always think she needs to deal with her emotions."