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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday November 22, 2020

RAfael Nadal

Rafael Nadal tells reporters that there are more important things to worry about than the Australian Open.

With everybody stressing about the state of the 2021 Australian Open, Rafael Nadal has offered his own opinion on the matter: Let the Aussies decide what is right for them.

Tennis Express

Asked if there were any circumstances in which he wouldn’t travel to Melbourne for this year’s Australian Open, Nadal said:

“We need to wait about what the government there in Victoria says. We can't do much from ATP position or just wait. We have nobody to say what they feels is better for his country, no?”

The 34-year-old Spaniard, whose season ended on Saturday with a loss at the ATP Finals to Daniil Medvedev, says that the tennis world just needs to relax and let the Australian government and Tennis Australian work things out.

“We just need to be patient and accept the situation that we are facing,” he said. “That is difficult for everyone. We need to be flexible to understand the situation and to find a way to play as many tournaments as possible next year, no, to continue with the tour, to try to help the tournaments, to help the players, the lower-ranked players to keep having job, and at the same time all the staff that they are living from our sport. Not only tennis players, no? All the people who are around, no?

“So let's try to be flexible in all ways. Players, tournaments is a special situation. Hopefully with the vaccine that ends soon and we can come back at least to close to normal in a couple of months, but now is a difficult situation. Just hopefully the situation gets better and we can come back to a normal tour.”


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