Rafael Nadal's coach, Carlos Moya: It's clear that it's not a goal

Many are wondering what is the next challenge for Rafael Nadal

by Sead Dedovic
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Rafael Nadal's coach, Carlos Moya: It's clear that it's not a goal

Many are wondering what is the next challenge for Rafael Nadal and what awaits him. Nadal's coach, Carlos Moya, says that Nadal is not burdened with the fight for the very top of the ATP list, but his primary goal is rest and recovery.

“Being number one again has a lot of value; ending the year at the top of the rankings, even more so,” Moya told the ATP “If you look at his schedule, it’s clear that it’s not a goal. The most important thing for him is looking after his body and being well for the Grand Slams.

But if it’s put in front of him, of course we’ll go for it”. After the defeat against Tiafoe, Nadal emphasized what is now his primary goal. “I need to fix things, life, then I don't know when I'm going to come back,” said Nadal.
“I going to try to be ready mentally.

When I feel that I will be ready to compete again, I will be there.

Rafael Nadal on his performance

Nadal is critical of himself and is aware that he did not play a good match. However, he already has to think about the future and what awaits him.

“Of course, this was not the ideal preparation for me. But in other cases it went the right way, even with not the perfect preparation, no? We can't find excuses. We need to be enough [of a] critic with myself. That's the only way to improve or that's the only way that I understand you are able to find solutions.
I have been practising well the week before, honestly.

But then when the competition start, my level went down. That's the true. For some reason, I don't know, mental issues in terms of a lot of things happened the last couple of months. Maybe... but doesn't matter.
At the end the only thing that happened is we went to the fourth round of the US Open and I faced a player that was better than me. And that's why I am having a plane back home”.

Rafael Nadal
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