“Clay king” Rafael Nadal hopes that someone will break his record at Roland Garros in the new season tournament.
A tribute to the great noble for Rafael Nadal
Speaking of Roland Garros, “King” Nadal is the “eternal self-respect” with 12 championships. Nearly a year ago, the 33-year-old Spaniard beat Domic Thiem in four sets to win his 12th championship in all 12 appearances in the final match of the tournament.
It is worth mentioning that in the 14 years of this tournament, Nadal won 93 wins and lost only 2 matches. However, the unprecedented numbers in fact still have not fully depicted Nadal’s spiritual strength and respectable will.
Many people have questioned when Nadal’s reign at Roland Garros would end. However, in a recent interview on ESPN, the Spanish player suddenly said he would be happy if his record is broken in the future.
“When a record is broken, the player who holds it must be very happy. For example, if you have won 81 consecutive matches on clay, or won more than 12 titles in Paris, I will be happy. Because that brings a lot of positive things to tennis.
After Sampras won 14 Grand Slams, many thought no one could beat him. But a few years later, three people surpassed that record (Big Three)” Nadal added.
“I understand what I have done at Roland Garros is very difficult to overcome, but I will not doubt that someday someone will do it.”
Back to the present situation, Nadal said he began to return to training with a fairly regular intensity but not too urgent. The most important thing a Spanish player wants to do is avoid injury risks.
Roland Garros seeks talent to replace Rafael Nadal in the new season
Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the organizers of Roland Garros 2020 have moved the old schedule (May 18 to June 7) to the new schedule (September 20 – October 4). This decision was made in mid-March and was considered by many stakeholders to be “selfish” because the organizer, the French tennis federation (FFT), did not consult with anyone.
The latest, according to the La Parisien newspaper, FFT decided to postpone the schedule of Roland Garros 2020 for another week. That is, the tournament will start on September 27 and end on October 11. This is the result of a meeting between the French tennis federation and ATP with WTA.
Roland Garros’s rescheduling gives players an extra week of rest after the end of the US Open 2020. The US Grand Slam retains the same schedule (August 31 to September 13). In addition, the two other tennis tournaments, the Madrid Open, and the Rome Masters have the opportunity to be held for players who do not want to rest between the two Grand Slams.
Another reason organizers decided to reschedule again is the old opening date (September 21) too close to the end of the Tour de France 2020 (September 19-20). This makes it difficult to mobilize security in Paris. Besides, the broadcaster also faces the risk of “running number” non-stop. Tour de France and Roland Garros are the two most notable annual sporting events in France over the years.