In an interview with El Pais, a Spanish newspaper, Rafael Nadal said that he is considering 2020 done and is ready for 2021.
“I wish, but I don’t believe so. If you said we’ll be ready for 2021 I would sign up for that,” Nadal said.
“I am more worried about the Australian Open than what will happen at the end of this year.
“I think 2020 is practically lost. I have hopes that we will be able to start next year. Hopefully, that’s what will happen.”
Although the French Open and US Open are tentatively planning to still play this year, Nadal does not believe they will and is also worried about the 2021 Australian Open.
Nadal has also openly voiced his opinion on the criticism of governments and officials.
“No one expected this, but those that govern here should have had access to all the information and in that sense there were errors,” he said.
“The situation has overwhelmed all of us, not just Spain.
“But it’s the same as when I lose a match and (Roger) Federer and (Novak) Djokovic also lose a match.” “I can’t excuse myself just because they lost too. Everyone has dealt with this badly.”
These statements would cause many to wonder whether or not Nadal will participate in any tournaments if they are played in 2020. If Nadal decides to skip the 2020 French Open, that would leave a fairly easy path for Dominic Thiem or Novak Djokovic to win.
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