Rafael Nadal has dissolved the doubts about what his calendar will be until the end of 2020. The Spanish champion has chosen not to participate in the American Tour due to the complicated situation linked to the spread of Coronavirus, but instead played in the Masters 1000 in Rome and the Roland Garros precisely because it is reassured on the protection of health and safety.
If in Rome Nadal was unable to impose his pace and lost in the quarter-finals to an impeccable Diego Schwartzman, the music has definitely changed in Paris. The Majorcan practically dominated the tournament, won without losing a single set, and won his thirteenth Roland Garros.
Thanks to this success, Nadal equaled Roger Federer's Slam record: both tennis legends are now standing at 20.
Nadal will compete in the Paris-Bercy Masters 1000 and the ATP Finals
Right after the victory over Novak Djokovic in the final, Nadal explained: "I haven't decided yet whether to stop here or whether to continue playing until the end of the season.
I will speak to my team and decide what is best to do with regards to programming. Australian Open 2021? I'll do my best to make the right decisions at all times." Nadal himself took care of providing important information on his upcoming engagements.
"It's time for the indoor season. This photo was taken earlier in the day during training at the Rafa Nadal Academy. And yes, I'm getting ready for Paris-Bercy." The 20-time Grand Slam winner will therefore participate in the last Masters 1000 of the year and in all likelihood the ATP Finals in London, one of the few major tournaments he has never won in his career.
Nadal will also try to earn points to worry Djokovic and get closer to the first position of the ATP ranking. Never like this year, Nadal will be able to arrive in health at the "Masters" tournament. The Spaniard has often been forced to give up or otherwise participate in the event that sees the eight best players of the season in play in less than optimal conditions.
Below the post which Rafa shared on his Twitter account: "It’s indoor season time... this picture was earlier today practicing at the @rnadalacademy ... And yes... getting ready for #ParisBercy!"
It’s indoor season time...