Rafael Nadal won Roland Garros for the thirteenth time and he did so by clearly beating Novak Djokovic in the final. The Serbian was unable to find a way to worry his opponent and at the press conference he proudly admitted: “I don't have much to say except that I was completely overwhelmed by Rafa, by far the best player on the field today.
He didn't do anything wrong, he threw every ball back and played great tactically. I felt good throughout the tournament, I thought I was in great shape. Certainly I could have played better, especially in the first two sets, but I was surprised by the way he was playing, the quality of the tennis he was producing, the level.
I mean, it's phenomenal. He played a perfect match, especially in the first two sets”. With this success the Spanish champion has reached Roger Federer at 20 Slams and now seems to be the main favorite to become the player with the most majors in his career.
Speaking to ABC, Carlos Moya had high words of praise for Rafael Nadal.
Moya on Rafael Nadal
"Nobody knows how Rafael Nadal has spent these months," said Carlos Moya. "Obviously, it has been a very unusual year, but for everyone.
Many factors come in: mental, adaptation, coping with it in the best possible way, overcoming bad times ... There have been them in recent months, but we were clear about the goal and we tried to put that above all. The goal was to return to the Rafa of old, a competitive Rafa , enjoying tennis.
That goal has been achieved." exclaimed Moya. Moya, a former French Open champion himself, claimed that the past few months have been far from easy for anyone. "People who do not see the day to day have not been aware of what these months have been.
They have not been easy, but hey. In the end, he has had an incredible attitude. It has been possible to achieve with a lot of work, the day to day was not easy. In addition to his head and what he could think, there was the situation that has affected the whole world," said Moya.
"We have had to act as psychologists for the whole team . Those of us who have been with him every day have not been workers, we have had to be friends. There have been moments of uncertainty, difficult moments. There was no routine, especially at the beginning of the lockdown," he added.
"We didn't know when we were coming back, what tournaments were being played, when to be ready. For an elite athlete, that is killer," said the Spaniard.