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I feel 2020 is virtually misplaced, hope we will begin up subsequent yr: Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal stated he had virtually written off the rest of the yr and was seeking to the Australian Open in January 2021 as the following match he’ll play.

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Rafael Nadal doesn’t count on to return to play aggressive tennis till 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated a lot of this yr’s calendar.

“I hope we will return earlier than the tip of the yr however sadly, I don’t suppose so,” the world quantity two instructed Spanish newspaper El Pais on Tuesday.

The pandemic has led to the cancellation of Wimbledon and the postponement of the French Open to September, whereas the standing of the U.S. Open, scheduled to happen as common in late August, continues to be unclear.

Nadal, nevertheless, stated he had virtually written off the rest of the yr and was seeking to the Australian Open in January 2021 as the following match he’ll play.

“I’d signal as much as being prepared for 2021,” the Spaniard added.

“I’m extra frightened concerning the Australian Open than what happens on the finish of this yr. I feel 2020 is virtually misplaced. I hope we will begin up once more subsequent yr, I actually hope that’s the case.”

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