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Rafael Nadal will go Alone to the Australian Open 2021 for the first time

Rafael Nadal will go Alone to the Australian Open 2021 for the first time
Rafael Nadal will go Alone to the Australian Open 2021 for the first time
Written by Tennis Shot

Rafael Nadal will fly alone to Melbourne due to the Covid-19 Situation.

It’s happening for the first time, Rafael Nadal takes the decision to play the first Grand Slam of the year without his top coaches due to the hard situation of Covid-19 in Australia.

The Spaniard choose to fly to Adelaide which is in the South of Australia this week before being put into quarantine for two weeks besides other players due to hotel rooms for international players and coaches nearing capacity.

Around 50 people will go to the south of Australia, but Rafael Nadal decided to travel without a significant member of his backroom team,

Rafael Nadal will go Alone to the Australian Open 2021 for the first time

The decision of traveling alone came after a deep conversation between Rafael Nadal and his coaches, and for that, Carlos Moya revealed He choose not to travel to Australia due to the delicate situation.

“After speaking with Rafa, we have decided that I won’t travel to Australia with the team,” Carlos said.

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Rafael Nadal will go Alone to the Australian Open 2021 for the first time

Rafael Nadal will go Alone to the Australian Open 2021 for the first time

“My intention was to be with the team from the beginning of the Australian Open as usual but the Australian government is not authorizing separate traveling and arriving at the beginning of the tournament.

“I will follow the tournament from home and will stay with my family, parents, and kids due to the delicate situation that Spain is living with the virus. Best of luck to the teams traveling,” Carlos Moya added.

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Moreover, The Australia Open will host a total of 1,200 people who are heading to the first Slam of the year but it will be in high strict guidelines in place for how many staff players are allowed to bring with them in their bubble.

Although this small number of people compared to a big tournament, due to Covid-19 it’s a big number as 50 people including Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Serena Williams will go to Adelaide before the tournament;.

Rafael Nadal will go Alone to the Australian Open 2021 for the first time
Rafael Nadal will go Alone to the Australian Open 2021 for the first time

Rafael Nadal will go Alone to the Australian Open 2021 for the first time

As an addition, an exhibition match has been organized to take place on January 29 featuring the top players from both the men’s and women’s draw.

The event will include eight of the world’s best players including Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep, Dominic Thiem and Naomi Osaka have all been confirmed to play with two additional, unnamed players yet to be announced.