During an interview with the microphones of the Digi Sport portal, the Romanian tennis player Simona Halep dealt with many topics. From how he lived this particular year to men's tennis and her appreciation for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with the Majorcan who this year won the thirteenth Roland Garros of his career and the twentieth Grand Slam title, thus reaching the Swiss phenomenon .
Here are her words: "This year I missed the fans in the stands very much, not so much the press (she laughs). Sometimes it is very stressful to sit down after each race to talk and smile. As for the changes imposed by the Pandemic on the WTA Tour, in fact they have not been pleasant for any tennis player, but we have to congratulate the tournaments on how they did things.
We have been privileged to play tournaments given how the situation is right now." Then she continues: "The pace of life has completely changed in 2020, I think I have adapted well, we must see the positive aspects of this pandemic, perhaps as the fact that we are more time with the family.
Tennis? Well, this year I won two titles, I was very happy to win the tournament in Rome. I wanted to win there because I had never succeeded and this made me so happy. Me as a commentator after the retirement? I don't think, I don't like to talk a lot and I don't think I would be a good commentator."
Simona Halep on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
Regarding Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Halep said: "Who do I prefer? It's a very complicated question, it depends on your tastes. I can say that I like Federer for the beauty of his game and the way he plays, he almost doesn't sweat.
Nadal is totally different, he expresses hard work and a mad desire to keep improving, they are two totally different people." About Nadal and his domination at Roland Garros she said: "I firmly believe that Rafa will continue to win in Paris.
This year was tough given the conditions and he managed to win without losing a single set. I think winning at least two or three more titles in Paris." The greatests tennis stars on the planet, like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep and all the others, will come back for the upcoming Australian Open 2021, which will be held in Melbourne from 8 February: it will be the most awaited sports event of the first part of the new season.
It will be a very spectacualr season, and all of us hope without the problems of the last one, with some presence of the crowd in the courts across the world. Roger Federer, after he said he will not play the Australian Slam, should come back on the court, for the joy of his fans, at the end of February or at the beginning of March.