Rafa Nadal celebrates at French Open 2020

“He did not manage it totally well on a physical or mental level” Rafa Nadal coach laments Rome loss but says they have learned

Carlos Moya says that Rafa Nadal losing to Diego Schwartzman last month was strange but having now played more games the 12 times champion is at a great level


Not many people in tennis know Rafa Nadal better than his current coach Carlos Moya and the former French Open champion thinks that Nadal won’t suffer any side effects of his Italian Open loss to Schwartzman when they meet again on Friday in the semi-finals of he 2020 French Open.

Moya, who was speaking on Eurosport, was asked what he thought about Nadal having a chance for revenge from Rome when he said, “The match in Rome was very strange because Rafa won two very good matches against powerful opponents. Against Schwartzman it was the first time that he had problems in the score and he did not manage it totally well on a physical or mental level. We learned from that moment and now he is at a great level with many more games played. It will be a tough mental battle and I think we have some weapons that will allow Rafa to compete with guarantees.”

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