LONDON: Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has said that he is very pessimistic over the return of the professional tennis circuit which has been halted by the coronavirus pandemic. World number two in a virtual chat organized by the Spanish Federation of Tennis (RFET) also said that it will be a serious problem for the organizers to stage an event and it’s a serious problem.
“From my point of view, I’m very pessimistic that the circuit can resume normal activity, in tennis, you need to travel every week, stay in hotels, go to different countries,” he said. “Even if we play without an audience, to organize any event you need a lot of people involved, which cannot be ignored. At an international level, I see a serious problem,” he added.
Nadal is hoping that the restrictions would be eased but on the other hand he is aware that the global health situation is serious.
“We have had a very tough month and a half, with many irreparable losses as well as others that are less important that will still bring great suffering to society, I hope only for a few months, at the economic level. Many people are going to lose their jobs. These are sad moments when you see so many people dying,” he added. It must be noted that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all sports have been halted and postponed. One of the biggest tournaments in Tennis, Wimbledon also got postponed.—Agencies