Rafael Nadal’s Coach Carlos Moya Announces Tragic News

Published 12/21/2021, 8:45 AM EST
PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 29: Rafael Nadal of Spain with his coach Carlos Moya as he trains in preparation for the 2021 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on May 29th 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Just one day ago, Rafael Nadal tested positive for Coronavirus and now his coach and former World No. 1 Carlos Moya has announced that he too has tested positive. Moya said that his symptoms weren’t mild, but fortunately he didn’t have to go to the hospital as he took to Twitter to share this unfortunate news.

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PARIS, FRANCE May 29. Rafael Nadal of Spain with coach Carlos Moya while practicing against Aslan Karatsev of Russia on Court Philippe-Chatrier in preparation for the 2021 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on May 29th 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Carlos Moya announces unfortunate news

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After returning from the exhibition event in Abu Dhabi where he lost to Andy Murray, Nadal announced that he had tested positive for the virus. Now, Carlos Moya, who has been part of the Spaniard’s outfit since 2016, has announced the same.

“Hello everyone, I wanted to tell you that I have also tested positive for COVID. On Sunday, upon landing in Mallorca and with some symptoms, I tested negative for antigens. A few hours later, when a positive was confirmed in the equipment, I went to do pcr and I tested positive,” Moya wrote on Twitter.

(Quotes have been translated using Google Translate)

Moya talked about his symptoms and expressed gratitude that he didn’t need to be hospitalized. He ended his thread by wishing his followers for Christmas and the New Year. “I take this opportunity to congratulate you on Christmas and wish you a great 2022,” he wrote.

Rafael Nadal’s reaction

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Soon after Carlos Moya tweeted this news on Twitter, Rafael Nadal quickly sent his regards through an emoji portraying prayers.

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Both Nadal and Moya are concentrating on their recovery. We wish them both a swift recovery and that they can resume their training sessions in time for the highly anticipated Australian Open 2022. It will be interesting to see if the 20-time Grand Slam champion will compete in the main event in Melbourne.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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