Nadal has no clear objective when to return to the Tour

Tennease

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Moyá, about the "difficult" moment of Nadal: "He trains without a clear objective of when to return"
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  • OCT 4 2018 20:19

Carlos Moyá, last week in Marbella. Miguel Luengo EFE
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"The physicist comes first and we do not want to commit any madness"

Carlos Moya, coach of Rafael Nadal, believes that the 'number one' in the world "can not afford to return (after his right knee injury) to 50 percent." Four weeks after the abandonment in the US Open against Juan Martin del Potro, the coach confirms that the winner of 17 'majors' has returned to training "very calmly, without a clear objective of when to return."

"It's Rafael Nadal and when he returns to the courts he must be prepared to fight and win the tournament," said Moya, after stressing that his pupil "is going through a difficult time" due to the injury that forced him to retire in recent years. semifinals of Flushing Meadows.

"The idea is to compete in Paris-Bercy (October 27) and then in the Masters Cup (ATP World Tour Finals from November 11 in London) because Rafael is very excited to end the year as 'number one' and win the Master, but the physicist comes first and we do not want to commit any madness, "said the coach.

The precedent of Djokovic
With regard to the brilliant return to the tracks of Novak Djokovic, winner in Wimbledon and New York after overcoming his injury, Moya said that his good results did not surprise him. "It has taken a while to return, but he has done it, we were waiting for him, the doubt was to know when that would happen. (Roger) Federer has returned at a great level, Rafael at the time too and Djokovic is a player who is in the same level ", revealed the winner of Roland Garros in 1998.


http://www.elmundo.es/deportes/tenis/2018/10/04/5bb6599ce2704e479c8b460c.html
 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
So, he trains without a clear objective when to return, but the idea is to compete in the tournaments that are upcoming and would see him finish as a YE #1?

That sounds like a pretty clear objective to me.

:cool:
Your comrade posted (OP) a machine translation of the article published in Spanish. :)
 
Moyá, about the "difficult" moment of Nadal: "He trains without a clear objective of when to return"
TENNIS
ATP
    • EFE
    • Palma de Mallorca
  • OCT 4 2018 20:19

Carlos Moyá, last week in Marbella. Miguel Luengo EFE
3commentsSee comments


"The physicist comes first and we do not want to commit any madness"

Carlos Moya, coach of Rafael Nadal, believes that the 'number one' in the world "can not afford to return (after his right knee injury) to 50 percent." Four weeks after the abandonment in the US Open against Juan Martin del Potro, the coach confirms that the winner of 17 'majors' has returned to training "very calmly, without a clear objective of when to return."

"It's Rafael Nadal and when he returns to the courts he must be prepared to fight and win the tournament," said Moya, after stressing that his pupil "is going through a difficult time" due to the injury that forced him to retire in recent years. semifinals of Flushing Meadows.

"The idea is to compete in Paris-Bercy (October 27) and then in the Masters Cup (ATP World Tour Finals from November 11 in London) because Rafael is very excited to end the year as 'number one' and win the Master, but the physicist comes first and we do not want to commit any madness, "said the coach.

The precedent of Djokovic
With regard to the brilliant return to the tracks of Novak Djokovic, winner in Wimbledon and New York after overcoming his injury, Moya said that his good results did not surprise him. "It has taken a while to return, but he has done it, we were waiting for him, the doubt was to know when that would happen. (Roger) Federer has returned at a great level, Rafael at the time too and Djokovic is a player who is in the same level ", revealed the winner of Roland Garros in 1998.


http://www.elmundo.es/deportes/tenis/2018/10/04/5bb6599ce2704e479c8b460c.html
I can gurantee you one thing
Epicdal Will be totally healthy once april starts
 
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Soul_Evisceration

Hall of Fame
IMO Nadal is almost guaranteed to have the YE#1 for this year.

He will most likely rest and just show for the WTF and trying to win that elusive title for the first time.
 

Plamen1234

Hall of Fame
IMO Nadal is almost guaranteed to have the YE#1 for this year.

He will most likely rest and just show for the WTF and trying to win that elusive title for the first time.
How he is almost guaranteed.If Djokovic wins Shanghai he will be less than 300 points away from the Number one ranking position.And there is Paris and WTF coming as well.
 

D.Nalby12

G.O.A.T.
Well the pattern is obvious. Nadal needs to skip entire post Uso season
once in couple of years to remain healthy. He gets his usual treatments, gets his batteries recharged and comes back stronger when clay season is around next year.

Nadal may not even play coming AO but expect him to perform very well from MC - USO stretch next year.
 
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I didn't know Nadal was even away from the game.
 

raph6

Semi-Pro
IMO Nadal is almost guaranteed to have the YE#1 for this year.

He will most likely rest and just show for the WTF and trying to win that elusive title for the first time.
He is everything but guaranteed to end at the first position. Djokovic is 1025 points behind him in the Race and he will play Shanghai and Vienna/Basel while Nadal will rest. That's a total of 1500 points. And then there are 2 tournaments where Novak is a huge favorite compared to Rafa (4 titles VS 0 in Paris and 5 titles VS 0 in London).

If Djokovic doesn't end number 1 it will be a big failure.
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
I repeat: it's a machine translation. :D
I repeat: I don’t always read threads or posts in their entirety.
As I have limited time, I have to choose between reading everything or quoting something.
Therefore, I prefer not to deprive forum members from my exquisite quotes.
 

justasport

Professional
Imo, Nadal won't be back until Brisbane 2019. The only reason Nadal would play is if he feels like he's healthy enough to have a shot to win the Masters Cup. That's the big void in his resume and he needs to win that tournament. If in the next couple of weeks he doesn't feel like he can win the Masters Cup 2019 than he will shut it down for the year. The number one ranking doesn't matter near as much as the Masters Cup does for Nadal. Most, if not everyone considers Djokovic the number one player in the world anyways because he's won two slams. Now if Nadal were to win the Masters Cup I would say he deserves to be number one because imho the Masters Cup is equal to a slam except it's harder to win. Same goes for Federer. If he wins the Masters Cup to go along with the Australian Open I would say he's on par with Djokovic's year. That's how much stock I put into the Masters Cup!
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Moyá, about the "difficult" moment of Nadal: "He trains without a clear objective of when to return"
.....Carlos Moya, coach of Rafael Nadal, believes that the 'number one' in the world "can not afford to return (after his right knee injury) to 50 percent." Four weeks after the abandonment in the US Open ..... his pupil "is going through a difficult time" ....
"The idea is to compete in Paris-Bercy (October 27) and then in the Masters Cup (ATP World Tour Finals from November 11 in London) because Rafael is very excited to end the year as 'number one' and win the Master, but the physicist comes first and we do not want to commit any madness, "said the coach.
.....
Its a familar thiem these days
 

citybert

Hall of Fame
Imo, Nadal won't be back until Brisbane 2019. The only reason Nadal would play is if he feels like he's healthy enough to have a shot to win the Masters Cup. That's the big void in his resume and he needs to win that tournament. If in the next couple of weeks he doesn't feel like he can win the Masters Cup 2019 than he will shut it down for the year. The number one ranking doesn't matter near as much as the Masters Cup does for Nadal. Most, if not everyone considers Djokovic the number one player in the world anyways because he's won two slams. Now if Nadal were to win the Masters Cup I would say he deserves to be number one because imho the Masters Cup is equal to a slam except it's harder to win. Same goes for Federer. If he wins the Masters Cup to go along with the Australian Open I would say he's on par with Djokovic's year. That's how much stock I put into the Masters Cup!
wow never seen so many Masters Cup in one paragraph. Isnt it the WTF? Brings me back to the M1000s being called the Super 9
 

yokied

Hall of Fame
Look, I don't know about the other readers but I'm feeling cheated here. About as cheated as 2 or 3 dudes and dudettes will feel in 2019 after buying tickets for Brisbane based on Nadal posters.
 
Look, I don't know about the other readers but I'm feeling cheated here. About as cheated as 2 or 3 dudes and dudettes will feel in 2019 after buying tickets for Brisbane based on Nadal posters.
That raises the interesting question about how the vamosalaplayans take Nadal's retirements (ahem): do they feel cheated :eek:, or are happy to take one for the team (i.e. Nadal's pocket).

Is the self-delusion stronger than the conscience?

:cool:
 
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