“Wouldn’t Consider It a Major Surprise” : Carlos Moya on Rafael Nadal Not Winning French Open 2020




Currently, all tennis fans are watching the 2020 French Open. Like any Grand Slam, there are always favorites to win the event and in this case, it is – Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Dominic Thiem. However, Rafa’s coach and former World No. 1 Carlos Moya believes that some other players could sweep up the prize. In a recent talk, he said,

“They are the top three favorites, but there are others who are playing well. I don’t think there is a surprise when it comes to seeing a winner here. For me, it would not be a surprise if Tsitsipas, Rublev, or Zverev win the tournament. There are three that are more favorites than the others, but I wouldn’t consider it a major surprise if it happens.”

Rafael Nadal continues his domination in the French Open 2020
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France -Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his third round match against Italy’s Stefano Travaglia REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Rafael Nadal Chasing Record

Carlos Moya may believe that a lot of people have a chance at this year’s French Open. However, he is only hoping for one player to win and that is his student – Rafael Nadal. He has the opportunity to equal one of the biggest records tennis – the most Grand Slams. However, his road to achieving that is going to be very tricky this year.

The reason for this is due to the conditions. Since the event is being played in September, the conditions are a lot cooler with a chance of rain which has never suited Rafa. So far, it has not affected him at all but it could very well impact him in the upcoming matches.

In addition to this, the Spaniard has got a very unfavourable draw. He could face Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem just to get to the final. Clearly, he has a tough challenge ahead of him but he is the 12-time champion in Paris for a reason. That is why we all can expect him to overcome this challenge with flying colors.

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