“Everybody Should Be Worried”: Rafael Nadal Opens Up About the Present Coronavirus Situation

Published 08/04/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 11, 2021 Spain’s Rafael Nadal during his semi final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes


World No.3 Rafael Nadal will begin his Citi Open 2021 campaign today against Jack Sock. Fans are excited about the match as they will witness him on the court after a gap of almost two months.

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In a recent interview, Rafael Nadal talked about the present Covid situation. The Spaniard admitted that just like everyone, he is also worried about the coronavirus as a lot of people are still suffering because of it.

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“I think everybody should be worried about the coronavirus. You know, a lot of people suffering, a lot of people dying,” said Nadal in the interview.

Interestingly, Rafa is even taking care while going near fans to give them autographs or taking selfies with them. Even though most of the people in the United States are vaccinated, the virus situation is still not over yet.

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“The competition makes you feel more stressed”- Rafael Nadal talks about the mental health issues

In the same interview, Rafa also spoke about the hot topic of mental health. Recently, World No.2 Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open 2021 citing her mental health issues. Rafa believes that everyone deals with them differently and it is quite obvious to feel the pressure because of the competition in the sport.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 7, 2021. Spain’s Rafael Nadal during his fourth round match against Italy’s Jannik Sinner REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

“Everybody approaches the issues in a different way. We are under pressure because the competition makes you feel more stressed. But, at the same time, we are super lucky persons, because we are able to work on one of our hobbies. [The] most important thing in my opinion is be happy more than anything else,” mentioned the 20-time Grand Slam champion.

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Rafael Nadal is playing at the Citi Open for the first time in his career this year. He needs to win the tournament in order to stay at the No.3 position in the ATP rankings. Will he be able to succeed in Washington this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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