Nadal offered his academy to the ATP for training and playing tournaments


Rafael Nadal has offered her tennis academy in Manacor the ATP to celebrate a campus of high-level competition for players in the professional circuit men’s and WTA to use its facilities in the coming months, if the conditions of the evolution of the pandemic coronavirus it allows you to.

“We have decided to put our facilities at the disposal of the president of the ATP, Andrea Gaudenziwith the aim of the Academy to be a possible venue to carry out concentrations to that top level players live, train and compete between them disputing parties that will be televised”, has explained in a press release Carlos Costa, the manager of Rafael Nadal and Business Development director of the academy of the current number 2 world.

Although the tennis tour is cancelled until the 13th of July, the idea came from the own Rafael Nadal. “Right now tennis is the least and the most important thing is the health of all, but if in the next months, the Academy can serve to help other players, I’m delighted that can come to train and also to compete. Although we do not have the tournaments are imminent, I think we compete among ourselves will help us to maintain the level for when we resume the circuit,” said the 12 times champion of Roland Garrosthat Sunday, 15 years ago, he won his first Masters 1000 in Monte carlo.

First game, poscoronavirus

Patrick Moratogolou, coach Serena Williamsalso prepared a plan to revive the tennis from the academy of Nice and has announced the celebration of a tournament that will start on 16 and 17 may to door with matches broadcast live on television. The first match of this competition so they will play the belgian David Goffin (number 10 globally) and the australian Alexei Popyrin (103 global), who have worked in the academy of the French technician.

The idea of Moratoglou is “to offer live events to all tennis fans, while the circuits are suspended for an indefinite period of time, among some of the best players in the world.”

At the end of each week, will be held 10 games, for a total of 50 matches scheduled between may and June, which will be held without spectators. The league will operate in full compliance with the sanitary requirements established by the regulations in force, respecting the measures of social distance and protection from the VOC-19. In France it is expected that the confinement ends on the 11th of may and, from that moment on, it is assumed that the players who are in the country will be able to travel.