Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal confirmed that he prefers to postpone all tennis tournaments, pending a safer health situation, and then the game that has stopped can return to the same condition as many sports in the world; Because of the new Coronavirus outbreak.
Nadal stressed that “the situation cannot be resumed until the situation is completely safe”, in light of the continued spread of the Coronavirus, which has suspended the season since last March and led to chaos in the calendar.
The world number two said that he is still convinced that the “Covid-19” pandemic is still casting doubt on the season’s calendar, explaining, in a press conference via video calling technology, according to “AFP”, that “we cannot appeal until the situation is safe.” And it is completely just in terms of health, where all players, from wherever they come, can travel and run in safe conditions. ”
He continued, “If you tell me to take the US Open today (scheduled to start on August 24), I will say no. Within a few months, I don’t know, I hope so,” stressing, “We have to wait for people to return to normal life, and when It happens, we’ll wait and see how the virus develops. ”
Covid-19 canceled Wimbledon, the third major grand slam championship, for the first time since World War II, and postponed the French Roland Garros tournament, which Nadal won the title on 12 occasions, until September and October.
Nadal revealed that “it is very difficult for me to separate what the world is suffering from my view of tennis, and for this reason, I was very pessimistic a few weeks ago.”