Nadal's coach Moya predicts his all-out performance at French Open: 'Rafa is going to die, going 100%'

Monday, 27 May 2024 at 10:10
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Rafael Nadal’s coach, Carlos Moya, believes Spain’s legendary tennis star will ‘die’ giving 100 percent in the upcoming French Open. The 37-year-old is often regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of men’s tennis, having won as many as 22 Grand Slam titles.
Nadal has struggled with injury concerns in recent years, and because of this, he announced that the 2024 season would be his last at the highest level.
Nadal’s announcement means that the 2024 edition of the French Open automatically gains more importance as it will feature the 14-time champion for the one last time.
After struggling with form and fitness, the former world number one has been handed a tougher first-round draw at the Roland Garros. On Monday, he will face the reigning world number four, Germany’s Alexander Zverev.
Ahead of the contest, Nadal’s coach, Moya, was quoted in a report as saying that the legendary tennis player would give his all in the upcoming contest and that there are no more risks.
Nadal will face Germany Alexander Zverev in the first round at the Roland Garros on Monday.
"There is no longer any brake,” said Moya. “Rafa is going to die, going 100%, giving everything. We enter a new situation: five-set matches. He hasn't had that experience for two years, but we believe he is ready.
"There is no more risk than in Brisbane or any other tournament. If something happens to him, it is not because he lacks training or games. It must have been an overexertion that his body could not withstand, but we have guarantees that nothing should happen.
"It is clear that he is one of the worst rivals [Zverev] could face. He is very fit and has no problems, neither injuries nor confidence. And he just won in Rome. It's something he could get through. Assuming that Rafa is not seeded, the draws had been good until now, correct. And this time it was the worst that could happen.”

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