Rafael Nadal: Over Long Run Moya Can Bring Me Positive Results, And I Think I Can Play 3 More Years
by Tom Gainey | December 29th, 2016, 2:25 pm

Speaking in Abu Dhabi, Rafael Nadal told the press about having new coach Carlos Moya as part of his team.

“I don’t expect anything. I just want to work hard and try to be ready for the competition,” Nadal said to the Gulf News. “Beginnings are always tough. When you have been away for months from the competition, for sure you are not going to be arriving here and playing fantastic from the beginning because you need to have matches to find your rhythm.

“I expect he can bring me really positive results. I don’t know from the beginning, but in the long run, for sure.”

Nadal added he plans on playing for a few more years.

“My plan is to stay here for a few more years and I feel enough motivation to be here,” he said. “I believe that I can compete for important things in the next three years.”

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16 Comments for Rafael Nadal: Over Long Run Moya Can Bring Me Positive Results, And I Think I Can Play 3 More Years

Willow Says:

Think positive and do your best Rafa, and thats all you can do, and hopefully the wins will follow, hope to see you play for a few more years playing yet, win or lose nice to have you back ….

Chrisford1 Says:

Love to see Rafa play 3 more years. Hope he is right about that. Hope he can summon at least one more epic battle with Novak or Andy. Or for Fedal fans – to beat Roger again but in a close one.

J-Kath Says:

Well done Rafa – Milos will be rueing letting Carlos go.

sinha71 Says:

I think Carlos let Milos go so to speak.

J-Kath Says:

Sinha 71

You may well be right – mine makes a better headline…ahem, ahem…..goes with my list of who will be top 10 (which again is tongue in cheek).

Wog Boy Says:

Let’s change subject and thread;)

It is interesting that this year Rafa opted to play Brisbane instead Doha. Brisbane is very fast, low bouncing court, much faster then AO, semitropical weather.

More interesting is that Roger opted not to play Brisbane (went to Perth) after praising it so much in the last two years, it could be two reasons:

1. His praises were not enough to guarantee him $1Mill plus appearance fee, which he was payed in previous two years, when he abandoned Doha for the very same reason (refused to pay him requested appearance fee).

2. His silent t ban hasn’t expired yet.

I’ll leave it to you to decide or throw in another reason;)

I have to leave you now to stock some drinks for tonight, NY is coming in about 9 hours and I have some friends at my place and, good Lord, they can drink, I need to restock.

Have a Happy and Prosperous NY…all of you:))

Okiegal Says:

Happy New Year to you too Wog Boy!! CHEERS! 🍻🍷🍹🍺 🍸

jane Says:

happy new year to all!

i agree – was surprised to see rafa playing brisbane. interesting choice.

Willow Says:

Im not surprised Rafa chose to play Brisbane, he needs matches under his belt, simple as that ….

Michael Says:

Rafa can still play for more years. Why not ? He is still 30 and raring to go. Only that he is right now short of confidence and match practice. He needs some time on Courts to get back his rhythm which has let him down, fire power, discover back his tenacity and the will to win despite adversity which was in his repertoire when he was a Champion.

I wish him all the best in the New Year.

Willow Says:

Good wins from Rafa, even if it is only an exho, Raonic, Berdych, Goffin are all acomplished players, so its not like he beat nobodies, thats before the sarcastic comments come ….

Willow Says:

And if Rafa says he will play for another 3 years, im sure he will play for another 3 years, eh i hope he can summon up at least one more epic battle with Novak, sure right as long as Rafa loses, as it only would enhance Novaks legacy furthur, pull the other one, love, love love rivalries that favour my favorite player, and why not ? ….

Willow Says:

Strange when people say they would love for Rafa to have another amazing run, but they were never here when Rafa did so well in 2013 ….

Wog Boy Says:

That was was bloody good NYE in the city with the biggest and most beautiful natural harbour in the world, 1.5 million people packed the foreshore of Sydney CBD and partied all night, these are just a glimpses of midnight firework…


Just woke up, few panadols and I will be good to go for another party;)

Wog Boy Says:

I love this man, I just love him, breath of the fresh air:

““Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!”

…and the reply was “Ohh God, this is killing me..” :))

Franck Says:

@Wog Boy

Roger and a silent ban? Can you elaborate please?

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