CArlos Moyá, a member of Rafa Nadal’s technical team, assured this Wednesday that “winning the four Grand Slams is a realistic goal, right now Rafa is the only one who can achieve it this year”.
In this sense, the coach stated in an interview with Eurosport that “it is the first time in his career that he is in a position to achieve it, but we see it as something far away, he is halfway there. At the moment it does not take away the dream, As a team, few things keep us up at night and this is not one of them. You should go slowly”.
Moyá reviewed how the man from Manacor is now with a view to the Wimbledon tournament. “We had a pretty good week of training in Mallorca, although the grass here is a bit different from London, maybe that’s why he’s having a little trouble adapting to the grass in England. Right now the important thing is that he spends time on the court and that the foot is fine, little by little it will pick up pace, we also hope that the draw helps, especially in the first games”.
The important thing is that he spends time on the track and that his foot is fine, little by little he will pick up the pace
Despite his physical discomfort, Moyá trusts his pupil with a view to the third Grand Slam of the year. “At Wimbledon there can always be more surprises: above the player who touches you in those first rounds, the dangerous thing is the type of rival that touches you, you have to be careful with the gunboats. Now he has two important exhibition matches, my confidence in him for Wimbledon remains the highest. Rafa always wants to do well, wherever he is, his motivation is above any tournament. It is clear that Wimbledon is a fetish tournament for him, he has won it twice and made five finals in a row.”
It is clear that Wimbledon is a fetish tournament for him, he has won it twice and made five finals in a row.
Regarding Rafa’s upcoming paternity, the coach explained that “I don’t think this issue will be the one that takes him away, on the contrary, it will be an extra motivation, he is very familiar, he loves children, although I am sure that at first he will miss him a lot except when it’s time to go on a trip”.
Finally, Moyá was opposed to ‘coaching’, a practice that the ATP is now going to allow. “I am not very much in favor of coaching. What makes tennis a special sport is that it is the only sport where you are alone against another without anyone’s help. In the rest of the sports you do have that contact in some way (… .). That solo battle that the tennis player has, placing the pieces of the puzzle at 180 beats and 20 seconds between points, choosing the correct tactic in each play, is part of the quality of each player”.