‘Rafael Nadal was uncharacteristically error-prone’, says top coach

The Wimbledon Championships is the oldest Grand Slam in history. It was held for the first time in 1877 and since then there have been 133 editions. In history, only a few notable events have managed to prevent Wimbledon from happening. Since 1877, only three times has Wimbledon not been held. A general view of the offices of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, better known as the venue for the Wimbledon Championships. Why was the Wimbledon Championship canceled in 2020? The last time Wimbledon was canceled was in 2020. The entire world was dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, and although tennis was on hold for months, many tournaments were canceled or postponed. However, the Wimbledon organizers decided not to host the tournament.“ It is with great regret that the All England Club (AELTC) Board of Directors and The Championships Management Committee have decided today that The Championships 2020 will be canceled due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus epidemic. Instead, the 134th Championship will be held from June 28 to July 11, 2021, ”Wimbledon said in its statement. Why didn’t you postpone Wimbledon like the US Open and the 2020 French Open? The 2020 Australian Open was the Grand Slam before the pandemic hiatus and the remaining three Grand Slams had to take action. The 2020 French Open was postponed from its regular schedule from May to June to October and was the last Grand Slam of the year. While the US Open 2020 was postponed and happened before Roland Garros. However, unlike their counterparts, the Wimbledon organizers made a drastic decision by canceling the event in 2020. Rafael Nadal recently pulled out of Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics, saying he needed to protect his body in order to prolong his career. His coach, Carlos Moya, has now confirmed that the Spaniard was indeed “exhausted” after the claycourt swing and will take a “well-deserved rest.”

Nadal struggled on his serve and backhand

Carlos Moya pointed to Rafael Nadal’s mental fatigue from a couple of years ago and said the Spaniard was dangerously close to hitting a similar low this time as well. “Rafa two years ago reached a point of great mental fatigue that was very difficult to get out of and now he has indicated that he was close to that again,” added Moya. “He cannot afford (to play in) a Grand Slam if he is not at 100%.” Carlos Moya believes Nadal was uncharacteristically error-prone and struggled on his serve and backhand, which Djokovic exploited. “Rafa made too many unforced errors and was not at his level with the serve or with the backhand,” Rafael Nadal’s coach said. “Novak did better, he cornered him very well on his backhand side and Rafa could not easily escape from there. We are going to learn a lot from this match.”

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