Former World No. 1 Carlos Moya says that he is in contact with World No. 2 and his pupil Rafael Nadal during the lockdown although there is not much to do in terms of work on a daily basis. Speaking to the ATP Tour website, Moya says, "We have contact, but there is not much to do in terms of work.
He is doing physical exercises, maintaining himself. He does not take very well not to leave his house because he is very active." Moya says he is also confined at home with his family. "We are in the house, spending a lot of time together.
The days with the children's homework go by quickly during the week. They teach online. The older one does it alone, but the younger ones need more help. So we had fun. They play a lot together. We have a garden at home and they go out to take the air, to have fun.
And then, we play a lot with them, I make circuits in the garden. They come to the gym with me… What I take worse is not seeing people, my parents. Also not being able to go out, go with the bike for a ride ... not do the normal day to day.
But being at home also comes in handy. We spend a lot of time with the kids and you get a little abstract from the daily rhythm. The only positive thing about all this is that we are spending a lot of time together. ” Moya says the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic have been rapid and hopes that everything can be resolved as soon as possible.
"I came back from Acapulco and Rafa stayed there. It was a surprise that they canceled Indian Wells. It was a kind of warning of what was to come. From one day to the next, everything collapsed until reaching what is now, ”he continued.
"I think it is normal, although few people expected it. The right thing is being done. The start had not been bad. Rafa came a little tired to the ATP Cup, but he was still in the final. He did notice some mental fatigue in Melbourne at the Australian Open.
He went from less to more during the tournament, and could have beaten Thiem in the quarterfinals, although he was more successful and inspired, he was even close to winning the title. Then we went to Acapulco and he played good tennis in conditions that are quite good for him.
I was ready for Indian Wells, but it couldn't be. No one could have thought of the current situation in January. We were with the fires in Australia, and now this has overcome everything. I remember that on the way back from Melbourne, at the Dubai airport, all the workers were already wearing masks. Now the most important thing is that this is solved as soon as possible and that everything returns to normal."