Though there is some glimmer of hope that some tennis tournaments will just be moved at the latter part of the year, tennis superstar Rafa Nadal said he got his eyes set on next year’s Australian Open.
Nadal is still hoping that tennis tournaments this year will only be postponed but he doubted it is going to happen, said CNN citing Nadal’s an interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais.
“I hope we’re able to return this year, but I don’t think we will. Unfortunately, I would sign up to be ready for 2021 – hopefully,” said Nadal.
“I’m more concerned about the Australian Open (in January) than about what happens later this year. I see 2020 as practically lost. I have hope to be able to start next year, that’s what I wish,” he told Spanish newspaper, El Pais.
The ATP and WTA tours have been suspended until at least mid-July, while the Wimbledon is cancelled and the French Open, where Nadal has won a record 12 titles, was postponed until late September.
The report said, the 19-time grand slam champion has joined forces with another Spanish athlete to dedicating some of his free time to helping those in need.
Nadal has teamed up with Spanish NBA star Pau Gasol together with ‘Red Cross Responds,’ to distribute food and care packages and provides support to more than 1.3 million vulnerable people across the country.