Rafael Nadal: "We won't be able to play tennis without a cure"

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Rafael Nadal: "We won't be able to play tennis without a cure"

Rafael Nadal gave an interview during which he talked about the difficult situation the world is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all the repercussions on people and tennis: "How's my (lockdown) going? I am better, even if I am still aware of all the news that arrives.

"I did my physical exercises a little discouraged, for a few days, then I have been trying to be more optimistic and I work on my routine. I want to keep active and it is not easy in these circumstances. I too have taken a few kilos during this period.

Tennis is the least important thing for me right now." The Spaniard, in reference to social problems and the resumption of tennis, made these interesting declarations: "When there are people who experience these bad moments, I can't think about my career, but in my opinion, I don't think we will play in the short or medium term, without a cure for Coronavirus.

Our sport is global: organizing a tennis tournament involves mobilizing many people from one place to another all over the world and therefore it becomes very complicated. We are also trying to find the best way to help those tennis players who have problems surviving.

The 100 best tennis players in the world will have no difficulty, but we must also think about the rest of the ATP." he said. Officially ATP, WTA and ITF have stopped all activities until July 13th, even though the suspension of the WTA edition of the Rogers Cup that takes place in August has been announced.

In a few weeks, we will have the official decisions regarding the other tournaments to be played during the American swing: there are many hypotheses, among which are matches behind closed doors or, at worst, the cancellation of the tournaments.