Rafa Nadal will
Rafa Nadal will
not be able to count on his coach,
, at the Australian Open, where the Manacor will try to win his 21st Grand Slam title and break the tie with Roger Federer, who will not be in Melbourne.
"After talking with Rafa we have decided that I will not travel to Melbourne with the team. My intention was to be with the team at the start of the Open like every year but
the Australian government does not authorize to travel separately and arrive for the beginning of the tournament,
" he explained in a statement the former tennis player.
"This year I will have to see it from home since it is time to be with my family, parents and children
due to the delicate situation that is being experienced in Spain with the coronavirus
. Good luck to the team that travels !!", added Moyá.
Nadal will be accompanied by
as his physiotherapist, his representative
Benito Pérez Barbadillo
, his public relations.
Only 5 hours outside the hotel
The Spaniard will try to improve his performance last year in Melbourne, where he lost in the quarterfinals to Austrian Dominic Thiem, who reached the final but lost to Serbian Novak Djokovic.
Due to the pandemic caused by covid-19, the players and the small equipment they carry must carry out a quarantine prior to the Australian appointments.
During this time, they will only be able to leave the hotel for 5 hours a day to train with the same partner.
Nadal will participate with the Spanish team in the
ATP Cup from February 1 to 5
, and then in the Australian Open, which will be played from February 8 to 21.
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