At the gates of his participation in the Masters 1000 in Rome, which will begin tomorrow with the duel against the Italian Yannik Sinner in the headquarters of the Foro Italico, Rafael Nadal left his presence in the air in the Tokyo Olympic Games, which will be held from July 23 to August 8. In the telematic conference that took place before the start of the tournament, the Spaniard said that his calendar is still not entirely clear, due to the complexity of the changing times that have disrupted the sport’s international program for more than a year.
First, Nadal, 34, addressed the issue during question time in English. “I do not know yet. Honestly, I can’t give a clear answer because I don’t know what my schedule is going to be yet. In a normal world, I would never think of missing a Games, of course, but in these circumstances, I don’t know, we will see what happens in the next two months ”; express; “I need to organize my calendar. In a normal year, I know almost one hundred percent my calendar since January 1, but this year everything is different. Now we need to be flexible and adapt to everything that is happening ”.
Subsequently, he completed his reply in Spanish. “The Games have always been a super priority for me, but in a world like the one we live in today, things are changeable. We have been in a pandemic for almost a year and a half, and decisions are made more in the short term than in the long term. Now I do not make my calendar six months in advance, but weeks, and it depends on how things evolve, one way or another … Also, it influences that I am almost 35 years old, so I make decisions based on what my head and my body demands of me at all times ”, the one from Manacor added.