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Nadal frustrated not being allowed to play tennis

Rafael Nadal misses tennis, being unable to practise due to the coronavirus pandemic. He expressed it during a live session on Instagram. Roger Federer and Andy Murray had a chat with him.

Rafael Nadal during an Instagram live session, 2020 April the 20th Rafael Nadal during an Instagram live session, 2020 April the 20th

Rafael Nadal hasn’t played tennis since the pre-Indian Wells period, five weeks ago, and he misses it. He said that he didn’t fully understand why tennis players couldn’t make their job during the coronavirus outbreak, during an Instagram live session on Monday.

“It’s true I don’t understand very well because we cannot play tennis when many people are going to work and even more so in our sport, where we keep at a large and safe distance and we play on opposite sides of the court”, he said.

“But I understand that we are in a very critical situation, that the government is dealing with something unprecedented and I also understand that the last thing they think of is who can train and who cannot train. I understand the situation and obviously there are many things that are not logical but you have to accept the rules.”

“I am not playing tennis, I do not have a court at home and I miss it a little,” Nadal said.

“I am sticking to my physical routines. From the gym of my academy they were able to bring me some machines when lockdown began so I try to work a little in the morning, a little in the afternoon.

Spain is under state of alarm until May 9th. The number of confirmed deaths passed 20.800 on Monday.

Nadal didn’t have a word for his project of a competition in his Academy during the coronavirus outbreak.

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