Carlos Moyà surprised by Rafael Nadal's performance

The Majorcan's coach was amazed by the athletic level of his legendary player

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Carlos Moyà surprised by Rafael Nadal's performance
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Rafael Nadal's come back on the tennis court reported great enthusiasm among fans, who celebrated one of the most beautiful sports news of this start of the season. The Spanish legend has experienced a 2023 full of doubts and uncertainties, spending more time on the box than in the court.

The match played against Dominic Thiem at the Brisbane International has dispelled many doubts, making forget for a moment what passed by the former Atp No.1 in the year just passed. A victory of great strength, despite not having practically just a year behind a year.

Rafael Nadal, Brisbane 2024© Bradley Kanaris / Stringer - Getty Images Sport

In an interview with L'Equipe, Carlos Moyà, his coach, expressed on the come back of the 22 -time Slam champion, also confiding when, according to him, we will come back to admire the best version of his legendary tennis player.

Moya surprised by Rafael Nadal's performance in Brisbane

"I am very happy with his performance, especially if we know the circumstances. I could not ask for more than what happened against Dominic Thiem. There are always small things to improve, but everything will gradually go in place.

The level was very good , probably better than we expected. Now we must continue to evolve and progress by game," he explained. As everyone knows Nadal has his favorite tournament in The Roland Garros, and he will try to get there at the top of the physical conditions: "I think we will see his best in the spring, in March or April.

He will need a dozen games to acquire confidence, to find his rhythm. I know it will return to the best. With Rafa you can expect everything, it is Rafa. The idea is to be 100% for the Roland Garros. Maybe I'll be before, maybe this week! With Rafa you never know. He takes his magic from who knows where, that's why he is Rafa," said Moya.

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