'It's been tough for Rafael Nadal to solve that', says former champion

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'It's been tough for Rafael Nadal to solve that', says former champion

That Rafael Nadal is a champion, on and off the pitch, this gesture did not serve to prove it. But, especially in a period like this, it really counts: the Spanish tennis player, through his incredible effort, has delivered three tons of baby food to the Majorcan food bank, of which the tennis player and honorary ambassador, with the aim of "Help families in a precarious situation to satisfy a basic and primary need such as food"

The institute is led by the mother of the Spanish champion and is not new to initiatives of this type. The thirteen-time winner of Roland Garros a few weeks ago was awarded by the city of Madrid for having promoted, together with Pau Gasol, a fundraiser in favor of those affected by Covid.

"We have had to postpone many projects that we had in the field, we hope that in 2021 things will improve and that we can continue to grow and support boys and girls and give them opportunities for the future", said Nadal on the occasion of his Christmas wishes.

Meanwhile, Lindsay Davenport believes that the conditions in Australia could have a say in how well Rafael Nadal fares at the opening Slam of the year. According to the former champion, Rafael Nadal usually becomes a spent force by the time he reaches the final in Melbourne.

As such, a superior hardcourt player like Novak Djokovic has little to no difficulty in beating him.

Davenport on Rafael Nadal's chance in Melbourne

"I wonder though how important are the conditions in Australia, that surface has changed a lot over the last 10 or 12 years," Lindsay Davenport said.

"Some years it's really fast, other years it is a little slower. It just seems like when he gets to the end of the tournament and he has to face Novak Djokovic his body is held up. Novak’s a better hardcourt player in those conditions for whatever reason and it's been tough for Rafael Nadal to solve that."

Tennis Australia is having a rough period in getting things set in order prior to the Australian Open 2021. The responsibility of hosting one of the biggest sporting events of the year during these trying times is a mammoth task, and Tennis Australia is finding that out the hard way.

On the brighter side of things, players such as Naomi Osaka and recently crowned US Open champion Dominic Thiem are going to be entertaining fans with their tennis. As a fan, one hopes for the disputes to be settled in order for a successful beginning to the new year.