Categories: NewsTennisUS Open

Rafael Nadal was Tired to Even Put on Clothes After US Open 2019 Finals

World No.2 Rafael Nadal secured the fourth US Open title of his career, defeating Daniil Medvedev after nearly 5 hours of battling tennis in the finals of the US Open 2019 on Sunday. Nadal’s coach, Carlos Moya confessed that the tussling five sets proved a lot for the Spaniard.

Speaking at the El Larguero channel podcast shortly after the match, the Mallorcan coach admitted that he encouraged Rafael Nadal from the box as the 33-year-old was exhausted in what turned out to be a boxing match.

“In difficult moments you look for give him courage, you make him understand that even your opponent is tired, even if you sometimes invent it (laughs). It was like a boxing match,” Carlos Moya said in the podcast.

Carlos Moya also revealed that the 19-time Grand Slam champion was so tired that he couldn’t even put his clothes on and his team members had to help him.

The 43-years-old continued, “Rafa was exhausted after the game, he got cramps in the locker room. He couldn’t even put on his clothes, we had to help him. It was dead.”

He further added, “It’s incredible. It was a very nervous final, with a lot of tension. One of the most exciting matches I have ever seen in my life, in the end, Rafa came to the end safe and sound.”

Carlos Moya, however, didn’t expect Medvedev to play for almost five hours after two weeks of intense hardcourt tennis. He said, “Medvedev played at a very high level. We thought he was a little tired, but instead arrived very fresh, physically and mentally.”

Rafael Nadal will next participate at the Laver Cup 2019, which is scheduled to start from September 20 but the Mallorcan is still not sure about his schedule after the three-day event.
However, Carlos Moya confirmed Nadal’s presence at the Davis Cup final in Madrid, which is scheduled at the end of the season. He said, “The idea is to be there, Davis’s final is in his calendar.”
Varun Khanna

Recent Posts

WATCH: Andy Murray Sings a ‘Horrible’ Rap Song

The Briton Andy Murray was in conversation with BBC Sport's Setting it Straight and he shared about his short-lived rap career. “This…

4 hours ago

Racing Point Technical Director Predicts that 2021 F1 Cars will be ‘Difficult’

There has been a lot of hype surrounding the 2021 regulations overhaul, which were revealed earlier this year. However, it…

7 hours ago

Roger Federer Schedule for 2020 Season

Roger Federer enjoyed yet another remarkable season in 2019, ranked third in the world. The 20-time Grand Slam champion sustained…

7 hours ago

BPL 2019-20: Rajshahi Royals vs Sylhet Thunder Dream 11 Predictions

In the 5th match of Bangladesh Premier League, Rajshahi Royals takes on the Sylhet Thunders on December 13th. Rajshahi Royals…

8 hours ago

Rafael Nadal Schedule for 2020 Season

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career in the ATP Calendar 2019. The 19-time…

8 hours ago

LeBron James: All That we Know About his Children: LeBron James Jr., Bryce Maximus James, and Zhuri James

LeBron James currently plays in the LA Lakers which sit at the top of the Eastern Conference. The 4 times…

9 hours ago