After his thirteenth career triumph at the Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal has returned to cultivate one of his greatest passions, that of golf. The Spanish champion, after having touched, last August, the feat on the green in the Balearics was among the protagonists of the V Test Hexagonal Circuit - Autovidal, an event that was held over the weekend at T-Golf & Country Club of Calvià.
First the efforts of Paris, now the fun with the golf club instead of the racket. With Nadal more and more in love with golf where he continues to show excellent shots in the Balearics.
Rafael Nadal on the lockdown
As we know, world number two Rafael Nadal won his thirteenth Roland Garros title and twentieth Grand Slam trophy, beating Novak Djokovic in the final by a score of 6-0 6-2 7-5.
Due to the risk of contagion from Coronavirus, the French Open had to create a US Open-style 'bubble', from which players were unable to escape. As in all of Europe, the virus has returned to run also in France: to date there are more than 33,000 victims in the country, with almost 900,000 total infections.
The tennis season, already heavily compromised in 2020, is now preparing to face the final winter phase, before starting everything again from next year. Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who only returned to the Tour from the tournament in Rome, spent the two weeks at Roland Garros with Carlos Moya and physiotherapist Rafael Maymo, his only companions in the Paris bubble.
He said: "For me, it was harder than Carlos and Rafael,” confessed Nadal today, interviewed by the ATP. Rafa the added: "I am a person who prefers to be with others more. Moya could always get by on his own, the same for Maymo.
For me, it was more difficult. The days seemed longer than them, but we rediscovered things we had forgotten. It was three years since I last picked up a PlayStation controller and we played it together a lot. We also read all the latest news and watched several series to kill time."
Rafa may have closed the season after the Roland Garros 13th title, as he himself admitted at a press conference. There is still uncertainty about this, but the Spaniard should skip the Rolex Paris Masters and the ATP Finals, to reach Melbounre in 2021 for the upcoming edition of the Australian Open, like Roger Federer, who should come back just for the Australian Slam.